Gusts of up to 70mph have been reported in some coastal areas and combined with the stormy seas, conditions are treacherous. The Met Office reports that the strong winds are expected to last throughout much of the day.
Liverpool Coastguard has this morning dealt with a number
of vessels that have broken free from their moorings in the strong winds.
Paul Parkes from Liverpool Coastguard says:
“The crashing waves may be spectacular to watch but they are also extremely dangerous. The Coastguard’s advice is simple: don’t take risks. But if you do get into difficulty, or spot someone who might be in trouble, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."