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High winds hit Merseyside for second day (GALLERY)


HIGH winds hit Merseyside for a second day.

Coastal and exposed areas were particularly affected, with large waves breaking on the front at New Brighton and increased tide levels on both sides of the River Mersey.

Water levels of around nine metres were recorded at high tide, though Liverpool Coastguard said it had received no reports of anyone getting in to difficulty.

Wind speeds of up to 40mph were logged at Crosby, with frequent gusts topping the 50mph mark.

Train services and flights from John Lennon airport were unaffected.

The Met Office issued a “yellow” wind warning for the region and urged people to take extra care.

But forecasters predicted a calmer outlook for today, with winds expected to reach up to 14mph.

That could prove to be a short-lived respite, with the Met Office expecting gusts to reach the mid-40s once more by Monday.

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