Merseyside on THREE days of weather warnings as over a months worth of rain forecast

The Met Office has placed Merseyside on a severe weather warnings for the next three days.

Heavy rain rain hit the region through Monday and some places on Merseyside flooded as drains struggled to cope with the large amounts of rainfall.

Further heavy and persistent rain is expected to batter the region through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Met Office had originally issued warnings for Wednesday and Thursday, but today issued a third for Tuesday.

Forecasters say that the rain could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport and flooding.

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The Met Office say: “Further spells of rain, heavy at times, will continue to affect parts of England and Wales during Tuesday, reaching more of northeast England later in the day.

“A further 10-25 mm may fall quite widely, with some areas potentially seeing up to 60 mm. Much of this may fall in 6-12 hours.

“The rain will be accompanied by strong northeasterly winds in places.

Parts of the North West could see over a months worth of rain as 100mm could fall in some areas.

The average rainfall for the whole of June is around 60mm.

They added: “Heavy rain is expected to affect the region throughout Wednesday, only slowly easing during Thursday morning.

“Around 20 to 40 mm of rain could widely fall, with 50 to 80 mm possible over high ground and as much as 100 mm in a few locations.”

Parts of the East of the country have been placed on AMBER severe weather warnings as the amount of rain is certain to lead to flooding and could pose a threat to life.

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