EX Hurricane Epsilon will bring October to a wet and windy end on Wirral

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A former Hurricane Epsilon and low pressure systems will bring October to a wet and windy end this week.

Thursday will see the heaviest of rainfall as it will rain throughout the whole day bringing winds of over 30 mph in some areas.

Some areas of the North West have been issued severe weather warnings as flooding could be possible, however, the warning does not yet cover Wirral.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Until the end of October we are looking at an unsettled spell of typical autumnal weather which will dominate the forecast.

“Every year we expect the remnants of decaying tropical hurricanes to disrupt conditions when they enter the North Atlantic.

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“The remnants of former Hurricane Epsilon have been subsumed into another deep area of low pressure to the south-west of Iceland, and although the low centre is a long way from our shores and won’t cause disruption, the trailing weather fronts associated with this system will bring wind and rain to the UK, along with a potentially heavy swell.

“However, it is rain rather than wind that will dominate our attention later in the week with a so-called ‘warm conveyor’ set up to bring a flow of very moist and warm air to the UK from further south in the Atlantic, triggering heavy rainfall for high ground in the west of the UK.

“We have issued a Yellow warning covering parts of Wales and North-west England for Thursday and Friday as additional rainfall in these areas may lead to impacts, including flooding.”

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