Cumbria and the Isle of Man are expected to be the worst affected areas this weekend as gusts 50-70mph push in from the west on Saturday.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain for Friday, gradually improving. Gales for the weekend, especially in the west.
Strong to gale force winds to our region over the weekend. Unsettled and windy outlook for the week ahead.
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Today's strong winds have also caused widespread damage to trees and property inland. Winds will ease off across the region over the 9 hours.
At the new moon the tide is at its maximum range. The daily high tide combined with today's strong north westerly winds pushed water down the Irish sea causing waves to pile over sea walls. Winds ease later but Wirral, Blackpool,Southport coasts will see large waves around midnight at next high tide