FORECASTERS have issued a severe weather warning for rain across Halton.

The Met Office has issued the warning from 6pm tonight (Monday, August 12) and 10am (Tuesday, August 13).

Heavy rain may lead to flooding and travel disruption with some journeys taking longer.

In some areas there could be around 30mm to 40mm of rainfall.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Heavy showers are likely to develop over the Irish Sea and move into parts of northwest England and northeast Wales through the evening and overnight.

"There is the potential for these to form into bands such that some locations could see heavy rain for several hours and perhaps 30-40 mm of rain, while other areas remain largely dry.

"The greatest risk of larger amounts of rain is across the Merseyside and Lancashire coasts."