Photo: Hesketh Road Southport : Credit / Phil Holt

High winds have brown down a huge tree on Council land causing an obstruction Hesketh Road, Southport. Sefton Council will making the area safe later this afternoon

A yellow weather warning for Southport remains in place for today

The warning becomes active at 3pm today and will stay in place until 12pm tomorrow (January 29) as Storm Gertrude makes its away across Merseyside.

The Met office said: “Rain is expected to spread from the west during Thursday, gradually turning heavier and more persistent.

“The heaviest rainfall will be over high ground, initially across western Scotland, then developing across northwest England and Wales during Thursday afternoon and evening.

“Drier conditions, albeit with some showers, are expected to reach Scotland late Friday morning, with the rain expected to clear northwest England and north Wales by midday.

“Be aware of the potential for further localised flooding and disruption to travel.”

The Chief forecaster said in his assessment, across north west England and north Wales, rainfall amounts are likely to be 20-40 mm and up to 60 mm possible over high ground.



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