Storm Dennis to bring flood risk as 70 mph winds and very heavy rain set to soak Wirral

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This week has been an unsettled week of weather that saw huge waves flood parts of New Brighton.

Winds of up 60 mph battered the area causing large waves to over top sea defences and there could be more flooding on the way.

Winds are not expected to be severe as storm Ciara that has brought most of the windy weather over the last days.

However, Storm Dennis will bring more rainfall over the weekend which could be very heavy in some areas and may lead to some localised flooding.

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Although Wirral is not on a severe weather warning for rain some areas could still see a significant amount of rainfall.

The Met Office say: “Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect parts of England and Wales over the weekend with a higher likelihood of impacts now expected in some areas.

“Around 20-40 mm of rain will fall widely with 50-80 mm likely across parts of northern and southern England.”

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Wirral is on a severe weather warning for wind throughout the weekend.

The Met Office say: “Strong winds in association with Storm Dennis are expected on Saturday and Sunday across many parts of England and Wales.

“The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull overnight, before increasing again during Sunday. Gusts of 50 mph are expected inland.

“Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 mph are likely.

“The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain at times, leading to particularly poor driving conditions.”