Wirral issued AMBER weather warning as danger to life thunderstorms forecast

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Wirral has been upgraded to an amber severe weather warning for Thunderstorms tonight.

The amber weather warning is in place until 9pm tonight.

There is a chance that fast flowing/deep water could suddenly occur, bringing a danger to life and extensive flooding of homes and businesses.

Damage to buildings/structures from lightning strikes, hail, strong winds may occur
If flooding occurs, road closures with long delays and cancellations to bus and rail services are possible.

Rapidly changing, dangerous driving conditions from spray, sudden flooding, standing water and/or hail might occur

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Power and other essential services, such as gas, water, mobile phone service could be lost
Communities might be completely cut off, perhaps for several days

The Met Office say: “Some places will miss these, but where they occur they will be intense. Rainfall totals of 30-40 mm may fall in as little as 20 minutes, with a chance of 60 mm falling in an hour and 70-100 mm falling in 2-3 hours.

“Large hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds will be additional hazards. Most thunderstorms will die out during later in the evening though a few may continue in to the night.”

Wirral is on another six days of severe weather warnings as more thunderstorms are forecast.

More severe weather will batter the area until at least Monday say forecasters.