Merseyside warned of flooding as 40mm of rain forecast to drench the region TONIGHT

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Merseyside has been issued severe weather warnings for heavy rain from 6pm tonight.

There’s a risk of flooding as up to 40mm of rain could fall in some areas, which could lead to transport delays.

Forecasters are warning that the largest and heaviest rainfall amounts could fall on Merseyside.

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The Met Office say: “Heavy showers are likely to develop over the Irish Sea and move into parts of northwest England and northeast Wales through the evening and overnight.

“There is the potential for these to form into bands such that some locations could see heavy rain for several hours and perhaps 30-40 mm of rain, while other areas remain largely dry.

“The greatest risk of larger amounts of rain is across the Merseyside and Lancashire coasts.”

The yellow severe weather warning is in place from 6pm Monday night until 10am on Tuesday morning.

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