Strong winds and heavy rain will arrive just ahead of Christmas week

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It’s going to turn less cold and more unsettled this week as a low-pressure system moves across the UK, bringing spells of wet and windy weather to many.

Temperatures will feel milder as weather fronts from the Atlantic arrive over the country.

Merseyside will see tempratures back into double figures through Thursday.

Although Merseyside is not on severe weather warnings, it will still be very wet and windy in the run up to Christmas Day.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Today (Wednesday) we’ll see a spell of some very strong winds across western parts of the UK, with gusts of up to 70mph around some coastal locations.

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“Heavy rain will push into parts of Northern Ireland, western Scotland and southwest England and Wales today too, turning heavy in southern parts overnight.

“Further bands of heavy rain are expected across southern parts of the UK on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”

“With the potential for 60-90mm of rain falling over the course of a few days, it’s quite likely we’ll see some impacts such as flooding and tricky driving conditions.”

The Weather is expected to calm down as Christmas Day approaches, with a return to colder temperatures.

Looking further ahead to Christmas week, Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen continued: “At the moment there are signs for a drier, quieter spell of weather just in time for the Christmas period, with the potential for colder temperatures making things feel a little more festive.”

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