Storm Ciara named as damaging winds set to batter Wirral


Storm Ciara has been named by the Met Office and will bring severe weather to the whole country this weekend.

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

Forecasters warn that winds of up to 80 mph 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.”

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