Merseyside issued weather warnings for 70 mph winds as Storm Hannah approaches

Strong winds on the way

Strong winds and heavy rain is expected as Storm Hannah hit Merseyside over the weekend.

Merseyside has been warned to expect gusts of up to 70 mph through Friday night and into Saturday afternoon.

The strong winds could lead to transport delays, power cuts and large costal waves.

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The Met Office say: “Strong winds will push from west to east across parts of west Wales and southwest England late on Friday, then across the rest of Wales and southern, central and parts of northern England overnight and during Saturday.

“Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely around exposed coasts, especially in Wales and southwest England during the morning.

“Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely across inland areas before winds ease by late afternoon.”

The yellow warning for strong winds is in place from 9pm Friday to 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

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