Merseyside issued severe weather warnings for 50 mph winds and heavy rain

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The Met Office has issued Merseyside two severe weather warnings for strong winds and rain.

The Rain weather warning is in place throughout Friday which could lead to ‘danger to life’ flooding.

The forecaster warns that some areas could see up to 30mm of rain throughout the whole day.

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A forecaster said: “A band of heavy rain, with the possibility of some very heavy bursts, will move northwards during Thursday night and Friday.

“Within this band 10-15 mm is widely expected, however some places could see as much as 30 mm in just a few hours.

“Once the rain has cleared scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop, particularly during Friday.

“Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30 mm in a few hours.”

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As the weekend arrives winds will pick up and gusts of up to 40-50 mph could batter the region on Saturday.

Large coastal waves in areas such as New Brighton could cause dangerous conditions at our coasts.

There’s also a risk of fallen trees through Saturday.

The forecaster said: “Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption, with gusts over 40 mph possible quite widely inland.

“Gusts over 50 mph are possible along some coasts of the Bristol Channel, English Channel and through the Strait of Dover.”

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