Wirral issued two day weather warning as 80 mph winds set to batter the whole country

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An area of low pressure will bring very unsettled weather to Wirral this week.

The area has been issued two days of weather warnings on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecasters warn that winds of up to 80mph will hit, bringing large waves, possible power cuts and delays to transport.

The worst of the winds are expected to hit during Sunday afternoon on Wirral when winds are forecast to hit 60 mph.

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The Met Office say: “Very strong winds are likely across much of the UK later Saturday and through Sunday.

“Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely across many inland areas, with gusts 70, possibly 80 mph around some exposed coasts and hills, especially in the north and west.

“Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially over western hills.

“Winds of this strength across a wide area have the potential to produce disruption to transport, along with some coastal impacts, especially in the west.”

Although the weather will be unsettled, temperatures are expected to be above average for the time of year, with highs of 13c on Sunday.

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The Met Office added: “Unsettled weather is expected, with spells of rain and strong winds broken by brighter but showery conditions.

“The heavier rain and stronger winds are expected in the northwest with the drier conditions expected towards the south.

“Perhaps becoming more generally settled toward the end of February.

“Temperatures are expected to stay unseasonably mild, with any dry and cold interludes fairly brief.”

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