Met Office issues urgent 10-hour warning as more rain forecast

A large part of Merseyside will be covered by the weather warning
A large part of Merseyside will be covered by the weather warning -Credit:Met Office

The Met Office has issued a 10-hour yellow weather warning for rain.

The alert starts at 1pm today (Thursday, May 16) and lasts until 11pm tonight. Liverpool, Wirral and Halton sit on the fringe of the impacted area. People have been warned to expect potential travel disruption, with difficult driving conditions, possible flooding and a small chance of "danger to life" from floodwater, with up to 60mm predicted in places over a few hours.

A Met Office forecast said: "An area of heavy rain is expected to move west across parts of England and then into Wales during today. There remains some uncertainty as to how far north or south this band of rain will be, but there is a small chance that it will become slow-moving over parts of the West Midlands and northwest England, as well as into Wales later this afternoon and early evening. Should this happen, then some places could see 40-60mm of rain falling in 3-6 hours."

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Here is the weather forecast for Liverpool:


Most places will be dry, with some bright or sunny spells. The cloud thick enough at times over the hills for some light rain or drizzle. Later in the afternoon a few heavy showers are possible, mainly in the south. Maximum temperature 21°C.


Showers will tend to ease as we head through the evening. Staying rather cloudy overnight, with some light rain or drizzle possible over the hills and along the coasts. Minimum temperature 10°C.


A rather cloudy start to the morning, but it will soon brighten up with some sunshine breaking through. Scattered showers forming by the afternoon, some heavy and perhaps thundery. Warm. Maximum temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Overnight cloud will give way to sunny spells each day. Staying mostly dry, but the risk of a few showers in places. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

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