Storm Dennis: Flooding likely and may 'cause danger to life'

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2020

The Kildare Weather experts added: "Weather warnings are likely to come into effect Saturday into Sunday with possible extensions into Monday".

The snow showers are set to push further southwards towards the north of England by midday on Sunday, with the north west the worst affected.

For most of Saturday, warnings of wind and rain are in place across Wales, southern Scotland and the whole of England. Heavy rain is forecast from 6pm Saturday and all through Sunday.

The Met Office has issued new yellow weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Dennis (yes! another one!) which is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds our way this weekend.

Mount Congreve in Waterford is on high alert as Storm Dennis approaches Ireland this weekend.

Conditions on Thursday morning
Conditions on Thursday morning

A yellow warning is the lowest level, rising in severity through amber to red for the most severe weather.

"It then remains windy and unsettled into next week".

After a few days of calm, the wind will pick up once more on Thursday as storm Inès arrives, although it is expected to be less severe.

The Environment Agency now has 125 flood alerts and 18 flood warning in force. Although Storm Dennis is now not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for most of the United Kingdom this Saturday, with forecasters predicting gusts of up to 52mph across East Anglia.

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