Storm Jorge will bring 60 mph winds to Wirral


Named by the Spanish meteorological service Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) on Thursday, Storm Jorge will track across the north-west of the UK over the weekend bringing another spell of strong winds and heavy rain.

A severe yellow weather warning for strong winds has been issued for Wirral from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday.

Strong winds will move into south-western parts of the UK by Saturday afternoon, and steadily move north-east through the course of Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday morning.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, and especially in association with heavier showers during Saturday afternoon.

Current forecasts show that Wirral could expect the worst of the weather during Saturday night when winds will hit over 50 mph.

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Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Paul Gundersen, said: “This weekend we’ll see another named Storm bring strong winds to parts of the UK with several wind and rain warnings in place.

“On Friday a band of rain associated with Storm Jorge will move across the UK – we have issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England, where rain will be heaviest and we could see 60-80mm possible over the highest ground.

“South-westerly winds will strengthen through Saturday morning and it’ll turn widely windy except for northern Scotland, with wind warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and much of England.

“Where warnings are in place gusts of 50-60mph are likely quite widely with 65-70mph possible in coastal areas, however the strongest and most damaging winds are expected across the Republic of Ireland.”

The reason the storm is not called storm Ellen is because it has been named by the the Spanish meteorological service.