Met Office upgrades Liverpool weather alert to amber amid flood warnings

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Merseyside is braced for torrential rain and weather experts have warned of flooding and possible danger to life.

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for Merseyside to amber with the region set to be hit by torrential rain on Wednesday. The weather experts have also warned that the prolonged downpour could lead to flooding and road closures.

Forecasters issued a yellow weather alert for rain on Tuesday as the soaring Spring temperatures and sunshine were predicted to be replaced by heavy rain, but it was upgraded this morning.

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The amber alert is in force across Liverpool and the rest of the region from noon on Wednesday (May 22) until noon on Thursday (May 23). The Met Office have warned that ‘fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life’. Other concerns include power cuts, difficult driving conditions and damage to buildings.

Temperatures are also set to plummet. Liverpool basked in 23°C heat at the weekend and the warm weather continued into Tuesday. However, the mercury will drop to a high of just 12°C on Thursday.

The Met Office said: " Rain will become heavy and persistent later Wednesday and Thursday with flooding and disruption likely. Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. There is a good chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads. Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely. Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely."

An amber weather warning for rain is in place for 24hrs. Image: Met OfficeAn amber weather warning for rain is in place for 24hrs. Image: Met Office
An amber weather warning for rain is in place for 24hrs. Image: Met Office | Met Office

Met Office five day forecast for Liverpool

  • ⚠️ Wednesday, May 22: Amber and yellow weather warnings for rain. High of 14°C 
  • ⚠️ Thursday, May 23: Amber and yellow weather warnings for rain. High of 12°C 
  • ☁️ Friday, May 24: Light rain changing to overcast by late morning.. High of 14°C 
  • ⛅ Saturday, May 25: Sunny changing to cloudy by late morning. High of 18°C
  • 🌦️ Sunday, May 26: Cloudy changing to light showers by lunchtime. High of 18°C

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