Storm Ciara could be the strongest storm in years and the powerful winds on the way has meant a rare amber weather warning being issued.
The deep area of low pressure that will bring the winds will slam into the region through Sunday.
Forecastsers have warned the storm will be a danger to life as winds could damage buidlings, cause power cuts and damage costal properties from flooding.
The Independent reports that Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: ‘It is going to be more significant than the other two storms we have seen this season.
‘In terms of widespread effect, the last one it is on a par with was in 2013. Everybody will feel some effects from it.’
The Met Office say: “Widespread very strong winds will affect much of England and Wales during Sunday.
“Gusts of 60-70 mph will occur widely in inland areas and 70-80 mph along southern and western coasts.
“Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds leading to very poor driving conditions.
“The winds will slowly ease from the north during the latter part of the afternoon and through the evening.”
Because of the strom Merseyrail has changed timetables on the Chester & Ellesmere Port lines, with some services departing earlier or later.
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