Storm Alex will bring heavy rain and risk of flooding to Wirral

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Storm Alex is set to bring heavy rain to most of the country this weekend.

Wirral has been issued severe weather warning for heavy rain as up to 50mm of rain could fall across the area.

The amount of rain could cause problems and the Met Office warn that flooding could occur in some parts.

The severe weather is expected to hit from 3am on Satturday to 6pm on Sunday.

There also could be disruption to transport and dangerous driving conditions.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Nick Silkstone, said: “Saturday will be a very wet day as heavy bands of rain push north and west across the country, followed by showery rain on Sunday. 

“It’ll be cold and windy too with a risk of coastal gales in some areas.

“The Met Office has issued a rain warning covering large parts of the country over the weekend and we’re urging people to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and warnings during this spell of disruptive weather.” 

Storm Alex has been named by the french weather service and it has not been named the Met Office.