Storm Brendan set to bring 70 mph winds to Wirral

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The first storm of 2020 has been named as Storm Brendan which will bring strong winds to Wirral.

A deep area of low pressure will bring winds of up to 70 mph to the country, which has forced the Met Office to issue a yellow severe weather warning for Merseyside.

The storm will last from 10 am on Monday right through the whole of Tuesday bringing some risks.

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Forecasters warn that coastal flooding, power cuts and delays to transport is possible as the storm hits.

The Met Office say: “Southwesterly winds are expected to strengthen across much of England and Wales during Tuesday afternoon and evening.

“Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60 mph, perhaps locally 70 mph. Heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places.

“Winds will ease from the west during Tuesday night.”

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