Merseyside battered by strong winds as severe wind weather warnings issued

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The Met Office has placed Wirral on a yellow severe weather warning for wind.

The weather warning is in place through Tuesday morning when gusts of up to 50 mph hit Merseyside.

A shop front in Warbreck Moor in Liverpool collapsed onto the street due to the strong winds.

Strong winds could lead to delays on transport and large coastal waves through the morning.

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The Met Office say “Some very gusty winds are likely on Tuesday morning in association with heavy rain over the North Wales coast and around Liverpool Bay. Gusts of 55 to 65 mph are possible in places.

“The strongest winds will be relatively short lived but will affect the area during Tuesday morning’s busy travel period.

“The winds will then ease from the north later on Tuesday morning.”

The Met Office have also placed Merseyside on severe weather warnings for heavy rain through Thursday.

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Through Thursday there is a risk of flooding and delays to public transport.

The Met Office say: “Periods of rain are expected to become widespread and locally heavy across parts of England and Wales through Thursday.

“Over western areas, particularly the higher ground of Wales, some snow is also likely, with local accumulations of a few cm possible.

“Rainfall totals of 15-30 mm are likely, with some spots, particularly higher ground, seeing isolated totals of 40-60 mm.”

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