More thunderstorms forecast to hit Merseyside as another weather warning issued

Merseyside has been warned to expect more thunderstorms and flooding after a very wet weekend.

Weather warnings for heavy rain have been in place throughout the weekend as up to 100mm was forecast to fall in some areas.

Thunderstorms are forecast to hit the region during the early hours of Tuesday morning bringing heavy rain and thunder and lightning.

The Met Office warns to expect thunderstorms throughout the whole day which could lead to flooding, disruption to transport and lightning strikes.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Thunderstorms and outbreaks of heavy rain will arrive across the far southwest early on Tuesday, then spreading further northeast across England and Wales and increasing in frequency during the day.

“In a few places there is the potential for 30 mm or rain to fall in an hour or two and 40 mm to fall in 3 hours. Many parts of the warning area will miss the heaviest rainfall.”

The yellow severe weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from 3am Tuesday to 11:59pm Tuesday.

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