Met Office issues severe thunderstorm weather warning for Merseyside TONIGHT

The Met Office has warned Merseyside to expect heavy rain, gusty winds and thunder and lightning tonight.

Storms are expected to hit the region from 6pm Tuesday night to 9am Wednesday morning.

The Met Office has warned that some areas could see power cuts, floods and damage to buildings due to gusty winds from the storm.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Scattered thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of south-west and southern England this evening, moving north quickly across the UK overnight, clearing Scotland and eastern England by mid-morning on Wednesday.

“Although some places will miss the thunderstorms altogether, where they do occur there is the potential for frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds, as well as sudden downpours in a few places.

The warnings come as Merseyside enjoyed its hottest days the year with temperatures reaching near the 30C mark.

After the thunderstorms the heatwave will continue as temperatures could get even hotter on Thursday.

Merseyside could see temperatures over 30C and some parts of the country could see the UKs hottest weather ever.

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