Amber rain warning issued for parts of Cumbria

Katie Ramirez
February 15, 2020

The oncoming storm is expected to be no worse than the recent Storm Ciara.

Storm Dennis is on the way.

There is a Yellow warning of wind from 10am on Saturday to midnight on Sunday, with Storm Dennis expected to cause disruption to travel and short term losses of power.

He said: "With the forecast for heavy rain and strong winds again this weekend, we have extra equipment to deal with flooding, tree crews and emergency gangs ready to keep Hampshire's roads clear of surface water and fallen trees".

"Following Storm Ciara last weekend and further spells of rain this week, the ground is already saturated in places".

Curtin said communities will get about eight hours warning ahead of any flooding over the weekend and urged people to sign up to the agency's flood warning system.

Much of the country is set to be buffeted by gusts of around 50mph, although coastal regions may experience heavier winds.

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Davies said: "With Ciara the rain was heavy, but swept through".

Weather warnings are in place for the Spalding area throughout the weekend.

Media captionBBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker looks at the areas most likely to see severe impacts from Storm Dennis.

"As the UK's main insurer of farming and the countryside, we have a network of over 300 local offices that have helped policyholders get claims underway and sort out emergency cash and alternative accommodation if customers couldn't stay in their own homes, arranging for properties to be surveyed and repairs started without delay".

Conditions will become cool and mostly dry early tonight.

An amber alert for rain covers parts of Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders from 12:00 to 23:00 on Saturday.

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