THE Lifeguard unit near Moreton shore was toppled over by strong winds at the weekend.

The stormy weather brought down trees across the region and caused travel disruption.

It also lead to cancellation of local football fixtures.

And the stormy weather is set to continue. Forecasters have issued a warning for gusts of wind up to 65mph across Wirral this week.

Storm Gareth is expected to blow across Merseyside tonight prompting a yellow warning from the Met Office.

Winds will pick early this afternoon, reaching speeds of around 57mph.

The Met Office is urging people across the North West to take care while driving and to plan for delays to public transport.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: "The strong north-westerly winds will also affect southwest Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

"Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely inland and up to 65 mph along western coasts. Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon."

Although temperatures will be near average for the time of year it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.

On the upturned lifeguard unit in Moreton, an RNLI spokeswoman told the Globe: "On Sunday, the Coastguard received a report from the police that the lifeguard unit in Moreton had suffered some damage and had turned on its head.

"The RNLI were notified and will assess the damage to see if a new unit will be required before the lifeguarding seasons begins at the end of the month.

"The unit will be recovered on Thursday and returned to the Area Support Centre in Prenton so the damage can be assessed.

"A replacement unit will be delivered to the beach for the time being."