Storm Malik: What does the first named storm of the year have in store for Liverpool?

It looks set to be a blustery end to the month for Liverpool.

Strong winds are expected to hit Liverpool this weekend and are set to continue into the new week.

From 18:00 on Sunday through to noon on Monday, a yellow warning of wind is in place across Liverpool.

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What has the Met Office told us to expect?

On issuing the warning, the Met Office has also issued what might be impacted by the strong winds.

They said:

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto susceptible sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Today will continue to be cloudy with some intermittent breeze during the afternoon and evening. 

Wind gusts will continue to grow stronger throughout Saturday morning and could reach around 40mph by the afternoon.

Although a weather warning for wind is in place for other parts of the UK for Friday it does hit Liverpool until Saturday.

There will be some sunny spells on Saturday afternoon and a brief drop in wind speeds to take us into Saturday night and Sunday morning.

It will be a gloomy start to Sunday, with a daytime high of just 7°C. The evening is when we will start to see the wind speeds pick up as the yellow Met Office warning comes into place.

By midnight, these gusts could reach 49mph, which could make for tough night for sleeping.

A gradual drop in the wind will come on Monday morning and the evening should be much calmer as the warning expires.

North West weather forecast

Today:

Any mist and low cloud gradually lifting during this morning, with some brightness in places for a time. It will tend to cloud over through this afternoon, with perhaps a little light drizzle in places by this evening. Becoming breezier. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Largely cloudy overnight and becoming increasingly windy with periods of light rain and drizzle over the hills at times. Much milder than last night with temperatures staying comfortably above freezing. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Patchy rain and drizzle sinking southwards during the morning. This clearing southern areas by early afternoon, with brighter skies and sunny spells following from the north. Windy but very mild. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry on Sunday but some showery rain during the evening. Colder on Monday with sunny spells. Rain clearing on Tuesday to sunshine and showers. Windy at times.

(Source: The Met Office)