The Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind in Sefton this weekend following the arrival of #stormciara
Very strong winds of up to 70mph in exposed places such as coastal areas are likely. A combination of high tides, large waves and strong winds could cause wave overtopping and high water levels.
Stormy weather might produce breath taking photographs, but it might be the last breath you ever take if you’re there at the wrong moment!
Please don’t risk your life to take pictures at the coast, however dramatic it looks.
We advise the public to avoid exposed coastal areas during times of severe weather.
Be wind and wave safe.
Stormy weather might produce breath-taking pics but no selfie is worth your last breath.
MerseysMerseyside Police also offered advice regarding Storm Ciara as follows: #stormciara is forecast to hit the UK overnight on Saturday into Sunday, bringing 50mph winds with gusts of up to 85mph. Heavy rain will also feature.
There is a need to take precautions and secure wheely bins, garden furniture and other items that may blow into traffic. Cyclists and motorcyclists should find other options for travel if the forecast conditions arrive. Drivers should avoid coastal routes and take care on the Formby by-pass. Pedestrians are at risk of falling debris or other items.
High winds can cause high demand for the emergency services. Please don't dismiss these warnings and follow the Met Office on social media for up to the minute updates.
The Met Office advise to stay #WeatherAware
𝗜𝗻 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝟵𝟵𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱.