Shocking video shows people hit by large waves on Wirral seafront during storm Ciara


Storm Ciara battered Wirral today and brought winds of over 60 mph to the region.

Wirral was issued an Amber weather warning for most of Sunday and the Met Office described it as a risk to life.

National Rail and Merseyrail reduced train services due to speed restrictions across the network.

Parts of West Kirby seafront flooded as large waves crashed onto nearby roads.

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Similar scenes happened at New Brighton where Paul Frost filmed people risking thier lives.

The video shows large waves crashing ontop of people walking along the seafront.

The RNLI warned for people to stay and not to get too close to large waves.

Guy Addington, Regional Water Safety Lead at the RNLI said: “This rough weather could making visiting our coasts around the UK and Ireland treacherous and bring very dangerous sea conditions.  

“Sadly, around 150 people accidentally lose their lives around UK and Irish waters each year and over half of these people didn’t plan on ever entering the water. Slips, trips and falls can be a major factor in these kinds of incidents.

“If you see someone else in danger in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. If you have something that floats that they can hold on to, throw it to them. Don’t go in the water yourself – too many people drown trying to save others.”

The rest of the new week is looking windy and could see more wind warnings issued.

Looking further ahead, Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said:  “In the wake of Storm Ciara, it’ll remain unsettled and very windy across the UK and it’ll turn colder with wintry showers and ice an additional hazard, as we head into the new week.

“A wind and snow warning is in force for parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday as well as a further yellow wind warning in the south west of England.”

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