SEFTON and West Lancs have been issued with an Amber weather warning for Storm Eunice – with ‘significant disruption’ expected due to extremely strong winds.
The Met Office’s Amber weather warning is in place for wind throughout the day and flooding may affect coastal areas, particularly the Sefton coastline, given that high tides are expected around noon.
Councils across the borough have closed some roads and parks in areas expected to be affected by fallen trees, debris and flooding. Residents are advised to check the relevant local authority pages for details.
Merseyside Police chiefs are advising members of the public to stay safe, plan ahead and avoid any non-essential travel until conditions have improved.
A spokesperson for the force said: “If you need to make an essential journey during the storm please plan ahead and drive carefully. Remember to give vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians more room than usual. They are more likely to be blown around by side winds – always keep a safe distance.
“Those using public transport are advised to check for any disruption before they travel. Disruption is expected to Mersey Ferries today. National and regional Train services may be affected.
“The current wind speeds are expected to peak until around 4pm and then continue to reduce throughout the evening, with strong wind likely to continue until tomorrow.”
For Sefton closures, see » https://mysefton.co.uk/2022/02/17/storm-eunice-warning-road-park-closures/
For more details visit the Met Office's page on Weather Warnings at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map