High winds are expected to whip across Cheshire West and Chester this weekend.

A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for December 4-6.

They have said to expect 45-55mph southwesterly gusts from 5pm on Friday and through to Sunday morning.

Heavy rain is also forecast for a miserable few days with current flood alerts and warnings for the region still in place.

Dale Miles posted this picture of high tide on the River Dee in Chester on November 28 at 11.30am
Dale Miles posted this picture of high tide on the River Dee in Chester on November 28 at 11.30am

The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "A depression is expected to deepen and move towards Iceland during Friday, with the associated frontal zone expected to affect the UK throughout Friday and Saturday.

"Southwesterly winds will gust 45-55mph quite widely across the area, with the risk of more than 70 mph on coasts and hills."

The Met Office added to expect travel disruption, especially on the roads, and warned to winds could be strong enough to bring down trees.

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