Merseyside placed on weather warnings as up to 70mm of rain could lead to flooding

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Merseyside has been placed on a yellow severe weather warning for rain.

The warning is in place throughout the night and through Sunday until 3pm.

The Met office say that 25-40mm of rain will fall across most areas, but some areas could see 70mm.

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The Met Office say: “Rain is expected to arrive across northern England on Friday and become heavy and persistent, lasting into Saturday.

“The rain should clear away southeastwards on Saturday afternoon. There remains some uncertainty in the northern extent of the heaviest rain.

“Some 25-40 mm of rain is likely quite widely with as much as 70 mm in places, especially high ground.”

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