Storm Arwen to batter Liverpool in next 48 hours - here’s what we know so far

A ‘danger to life’ weather warning has been issued by the Met Office in areas across the UK

Storm Arwen is set to strike the city of Liverpool over the next 48 hours as the Met Office issues a ‘danger to life’ warning due to flying debris caused by strong winds.

An amber warning is in place for some parts of the United Kingdom with gales as powerful as 80mph set to strike various regions.

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However, the weather warning in place concerning Liverpool is a less severe yellow status alert.

The Met Office has said that Storm Arwen will cause widespread disruption to travel with the possibility of road and bridge closures.

Power cuts are also likely, as well as intermittent mobile phone coverage blackouts.

“Storm Arwen will bring high winds to most areas during Saturday,” reads the updated warning.

“Gusts will widely reach 55 to 65 mph in many coastal areas with the highest gusts in coastal parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, southwest England and northeast England where gusts in excess of 65 mph are expected in some areas.

“Winds will start to slowly ease over Scotland and then northern England during the course of the day.”

The rest of the week in Liverpool is set to be increasingly damp and miserable with often-overpowering winds.

Temperatures will continue to plummet as the winter season draws near and lows of 2℃ are expected.

Tonight (25 November)

Scattered showers arriving from the Irish sea will arrive on Merseyside this evening.

Rainfall will get gradually heavier and will move more southwards overnight.

It will get increasingly raucous with coastal gales emerging heading into the early hours of Friday morning.

Minimum temperatures of 2℃.

Friday (26 November)

Rain will eventually clear in southern parts of Liverpool but it will still be considerable across the city.

Weather organisation, AccuWeather, are predicting around 12.5mm of rainfall in the daytime alone.

Skies will be brighter and blustery showers will become more frequent near the coast, turning wintery over higher ground with strong 69km/h winds.

Highs of 8℃ are forecast.

Outlook from Saturday (27 November) to Monday (29 November)

Overwhelmingly windy and chilly on Saturday, with the odd spell of sunshine and showers with wintery hills.

Sunday will be much calmer with a slight breeze with sunnier skies.

Monday will be very cloudy with snowfall landing on high hills in and near the city of Liverpool.