Baton down the hatches for more strong winds through tonight and tomorrow (Saturday 23rd May) across Sefton.
Wednesday saw the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures of 28.2°C recorded in some parts of the country but, in complete contrast today across Sefton we have been hit with gale force winds that have battered our beautiful coastline.
There have been trees blown over, branches and leaves strewn across most roads and pavements and winds so strong, it’s been hard to walk.
Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said: “An Atlantic low pressure system will move to the northwest of the UK, replacing the warm air we’ve had for much of this week with fresher westerlies. This system will bring a spell of strong winds and a risk of gales to northern and western parts of the UK, with gales of 50 to 60mph possible for parts of Northwest England.”
“Along with strong winds, some rain is expected followed by showers, heaviest across north-western parts of the UK.”
The weather report says it will be remaining windy tonight with clear spells and some further scattered showers moving in from the west at times. Fresh south-westerly winds of up to 50mph. Saturday will be another very windy day with sunny spells and some scattered showers drifting in from the west. Strong west to south-westerly winds.
If you are going to venture to the beach, it is high tide at 12:15pm and expected to be 8.90m but with the wind, extremely high tides are expected so please take care and avoid walking through the woods.
Thanks to Connor Meehan for the top photo.