Storm Erik has been named as the 5th storm of the season by the Met Office.
A weather system will move eastwards across the UK on Friday bringing widespread gales.
The Met Office has warned Merseyside to expect very strong winds and heavy rain as the deep area of low pressure approaches.
The Portuguese Met Service has named storm Diana, which is due to impact the UK this week.
Water street was closed as filming took place despite the wind and rain.
Merseyside has now been issued a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds as 60mph gusts are expected to batter the region.
On Friday storm Callum is set to hit the country which will bring heavy rain and strong winds to Merseyside.
Parts of the UK have been warned that severe gales could be a ‘danger to life’ with gusts of over 80 mph forecast.
Wednesday is expected to be the hottest October day since 2011 according to forecasters.
This on-board footage shows what it is like for RNLI crews to smash through large waves during a storm.