Storm Arwen UK: Liverpool issued with amber weather warning - city to be battered by 70mph gusts

Liverpool, along with other parts of England and Wales has been issued with an amber status Met Office weather warning.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning of wind for Liverpool.

The alert was issued on Friday morning and is avid from 00:00 to 09.00 on Saturday.

“Storm Arwen will bring very strong northerly winds into coastal parts of Wales and parts of western England Friday night and into Saturday,” said the Met Office on its website.

“The highest winds then become confined to southwest England by Saturday morning. Gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected in coastal areas with gusts in excess of 70 mph in a few places,” the Met Office added.

What to expect:

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  • Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life.
  • Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close.
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties.(Source: The Met Office)