Met Office warn Merseyside of ‘danger to life’ thunderstorms and floods as region expecting three days of severe weather

The Met Office have extended the severe weather warnings for thunderstorms during next week.

Another day of severe weather is expected in addition to the two days that have already been issued.

Merseyside has been warned to expect heavy rain and thunderstorms during Sunday, Monday and now Tuesday.

There’s chances that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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Flooding due to heavy rain during the storms could cause ‘danger to life’ conditions the Met Office warning reads.

Transport could also be affected to due heavy rain and there’s a chance of cancellations to bus services.

The Met Office say: “Thunderstorms are expected across parts of England and Wales at times on Tuesday. Storms are likely to spread north from France early in the day, before developing more widely later.

“Whilst some places may miss storms altogether, where they do develop 20-30 mm of rain could fall in one hour, with a few spots perhaps seeing as much as 40-60 mm in one hour, which is very unusual for the UK.

“Large hail, lightning and gusty winds are also likely.”

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