Merseyside warned to expect four days of heavy thundery rain

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The Met Office has warned Merseyside to expect FOUR days of heavy thundery rain.

The forecaster issued yellow severe weather warnings for rain as some areas could see up to 70mm of rain which could lead to flooding.

Gusts of up to 50 mph could also hit the region during Sunday.

The warnings are in place through Saturday right through until 3pm Tuesday.

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The Met Office say “An area of persistent, heavy rain will arrive from the southwest by Saturday evening before moving east overnight and through Sunday.

“The rain should clear from the southwest on Sunday morning but will persist over parts of north Wales and northern England through much of Sunday.

“Through the period many parts of this area will see 20 to 30 mm of rain. Where the heaviest rain will fall remains uncertain but there is the potential for 30 to 40 mm of rain to fall within a few hours in places as well as 60-70 mm over the higher ground of Dartmoor, Wales and the Peak District.

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“The rain will be accompanied by strong winds with 35-40 mph gusts likely quite widely, and to 50 mph over coasts and hill tops in southwest England and Wales”.

“An area of heavy rain is expected to move northeast large parts of England and Wales later Monday and into Tuesday.

“The more persistent rain will probably ease on Monday night but bands of heavy showers are likely to follow on into Tuesday.

“Through the period, 20-40 mm of rain could fall quite widely with perhaps as much as 70 mm over high ground in Wales and northern England.

“With the ground having been left wet by heavy rain in the area this weekend, some flooding is likely”.

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