Trecherous driving conditions as Storm Dennis hits Somerset

Katie Ramirez
February 16, 2020

This is the hilarious moment a group of tourists on a pedal bus fearless Storm Dennis as they are lashed by wind and rain.

Rain and wind warnings are in place for much of the country until Sunday.

The storm, hot on the heels of Storm Ciara which caused damage across the town last weekend, Storm Dennis is expected to cause disruption across the United Kingdom, with widespread weather warnings in place.

Meanwhile, LNER has tweeted about issues in London Kings Cross which is affecting services in and out of the city.

Following hot on the heels of Storm Ciara last weekend, Dennis is set to cause damage as it tracks across the country today and tomorrow. Tens of thousands of passengers were being affected on a busy travel day for British families, as most schools in the country closed down for a mid-winter break.

Police said there is a high risk of disruption to the transport network and potential for problems with flooding and power supplies.

John Curtin, the Environment Agency's executive director of flood and coastal risk management, said Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire were the areas he was most "concerned" about.

The promenade in Salthill as Storm Dennis approaches.

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And it looks like the impact of Storm Dennis will continue to be felt on Sunday.

Storm Dennis is likely to cause flooding in parts of Ireland today.

There are troops on the streets of West Yorkshire tonight, as communities in Calderdale - where more than 200 properties were flooded last weekend - prepare for the worst once again.

River levels are forecast to rise on the East and West Glens near to Bourne as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure park in Lenwade will also close out of concerns "for the safety of visitors and crew" over the weekend (February 15-16) while the storm has also led the postponement of the Marriott's Way Marathon and Half Marathon events on Sunday (February 16).

Yellow warnings for strong winds and heavy rain also cover all of England, Wales and southern Scotland between 09:00 GMT and midday on Saturday.

According to the Met Office, 82 per cent of the U.K.'s average rainfall for the month fell between February 1 and 13, while northern Ireland has already seen 114 per cent of its total for the same period.

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