Wirral issued two days of severe thunderstorm weather warnings

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CREDIT: Shannon Evy Vernon

The Met Office has issued Wirral two days of severe thunderstorm warnings.

Thunderstorms are expected to break out across large parts of the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The biggest risk of lightning will be on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon according to the latest forecasts.

Thunderstorms will bring the risk of flooding as up to 50mm of rain could fall in a short space of time and lightning could bring the risk of power cuts and tv interruption to some areas.

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The Met Office say: “Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK on Tuesday afternoon.

“Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 40 to 50 mm in 2 to 3 hours in one or two places.

“Lightning and hail will be additional hazards. These showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening, but may persist across northwest England, southwest Scotland and perhaps eastern Northern Ireland into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK again on Wednesday afternoon.

“Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25 to 35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 50 mm in 2 to 3 hours in one or two places.

“Lightning and hail will be additional hazards. These showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening.”

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