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Weather warning

Updated Thursday 13 June, 8.30am: A Met Office yellow weather warning continues to be in place across Wirral until 12pm, although conditions are forecast to ease later.

According to the Met Office, Merseyside is part of the area covered by a yellow "medium impacts" rainfall warning until 12 noon on Thursday June 13th. Under a yellow warning, Wirral may expect to see heavy rain leading to travel disruption and flooding in a few places.

Information for Thursday 13 June

Merseyrail are running an amended timetable on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines due to flooding in Hooton:

  • This includes a 30 minute service between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port
  • A shuttle will run between Rock Ferry > Liverpool > Rock Ferry
  • 15 minute bus service between Hooton and Chester

Please check the Merseyrail website or @merseyrail on Twitter for the very latest updates.

Elsewhere, Wirral University Teaching Hospital has reported flooding at the M53 junction 3 exit (Woodchurch Road slip road towards ASDA) and advises people to use alternative routes or allow extra time for your journey.

Report flooding to the council

If you need to report flooding please make a report online. There is also useful advice about how to protect your home from flooding.

If you is concerned about a vulnerable person who may need assistance as a result of the weather, call contact our Central Advice & Duty Team on 0151 514 2222 and choose option three.

If you are calling after 5pm and your enquiry is urgent please contact the out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 0151 677 6557.

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Information for Wednesday 12 June

Meanwhile, flooding has caused some disruption for travellers and drivers have been advised to take extra care and allow additional time. Road safety driving advice for stopping distances, driving slower, and taking different routes is available from the Met Office here

Merseyrail suspended some services on Wednesday morning between Rock Ferry and Chester/ Ellesmere Port (a replacement bus service was put in place between Chester and Rock Ferry) and customers are advised to check online at at the Merseyrail website or on Twitter @merseyrail for the latest updates.

Bus users can check the Merseytravel website or get updates on Twitter from @Merseytravel.

On Wednesday morning, Merseyside Police also tweeted a warning of flooding on the sliproad of the M53 junction 3 Arrowe Park, advising drivers to find an alternative route.

Currently there is one confirmed road closed, Brimstage Lane, with flooding due to the ditches being full to capacity. Caldy Road was also reported to be flooded, although the road remained open.