Yellow Wirral weather warning from 10am tomorrow

By Mary Wells

23rd Nov 2022 | Local News

From the Met Office
From the Met Office

After what seemed like perpetual rain on Monday, there could be more on the way.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering swathes of the UK including the Wirral peninsula. It seems strong winds and heavy rain will strike some time tomorrow - the warning extends from 10am until 7pm.

Gusts of up to 40-70 mph could make themselves felt, with rainfall of 10 to 15mm also on the cards and the disruption both will likely bring.

Conditions are unlikely to be apocalyptic, but it's always worth bearing in mind the advice on how to stay safe:

Before the storm

  • Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them
  • Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages
  • Park vehicles in a garage, if available; otherwise keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences
  • Close and secure loft trapdoors with bolts, particularly if roof pitch is less than 30°
  • If the house is fitted with storm shutters over the windows then ensure that these are closed and fastened
  • If chimney stacks are tall and in poor condition, move beds away from areas directly below them

During the storm

  • Stay indoors as much as possible
  • If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees
  • Keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences - if these structures fail, they will collapse on this side
  • Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress
  • If possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you
  • Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you
  • Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible
  • Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle
  • Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary

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