/Warning as two weeks worth of rain to fall in just one hour

Warning as two weeks worth of rain to fall in just one hour

The Met Office has issued National Severe Weather Warnings for thunderstorms across Merseyside on Wednesday, where heavy and slow-moving downpours could lead to flooding and disruption in places.

Speke and Garston appeared to be receiving the brunt of the flooding problems last night, with a number of people having to be rescued from their cars after becoming stuck in the flood.

A thunderstorm warning is still in place today and covers the whole of Merseyside.

Garston flash flooding clean up on Church Road

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said:“Although some places will miss these heavy showers and thunderstorms, where they do occur they’ll be quite lively bringing torrential downpours with 25 to 35mm rain falling in an hour and a few places seeing perhaps 40 to 50mm rain in a couple of hours.

“With this heavy rain falling in a short time we could see some disruption to transport or damage to properties due to localised flooding, as well as the chance of lightning and hail.”

According to weather2travel.com Liverpool, on average, gets 61mm of rain throughout the whole of June.

However the Met Office has predicted that as much as 35mm, over two weeks worth, of rain could fall in just one hour.

Away from the heavy showers and thunderstorms there will be some bright spells this week and it’ll feel warm in the sunshine, with temperatures into the low 20’s for many.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Deputy Chief Meteorologist Martin Young said: “As winds swing to the southwest over the weekend it’ll turn fresher and breezier and east coastal areas should lose the low cloud and mist, feeling warmer here as a result.

“On Saturday we’ll see a spell of rain moving across the UK from the west, but most can expect a drier day on Sunday.”

Commenting on next week’s weather, Martin continued: “There are signs of a spell of warm and settled weather across southern parts of the UK next, with temperatures quite widely reaching mid-20s Celsius.

“It’ll be unsettled across north-western areas with temperatures closer to average.”

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