Storm Francis forecast to bring 70 mph winds and flooding to Wirral

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Wind and rain warnings are in force for Tuesday as another named storm impacts the UK.

Wirral has been warned to expect 70 mph winds and up to 80 mm of rain.

A deep area of low pressure will bring wind gusts of 60 mph and potentially 70 mph in exposed western locations and up to 80 mm of rain.

Weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain are in place from 12 am Tuesday to 6 am Tuesday.

Winds this strong are unusual for August and they will bring possible flooding and damage to buildings from strong winds.

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Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said “The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday. There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK. A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Storm Francis will clear to the East of the UK by Wednesday lunchtime, leaving a brighter and more settled outlook for the remainder of the day. After a showery day on Friday the Bank Holiday weekend should bring sunshine to most parts for a time with scattered showers before further unsettled weather is expected to move in from Tuesday next week.

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