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UK News UK braces for more transport disruption as Storm Dennis approaches

13:20  14 february  2020
13:20  14 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Storm Dennis is set to bring “well over” a month’s rainfall to parts of the UK , as Britons brace for more travel disruption just days after the impact of Storm Ciara. Five consecutive days of weather warnings are in place from Thursday to Monday, with Storm Dennis expected to make landfall over the weekend.

The UK is bracing for more transport disruption as Storm Dennis approaches the country, bringing gale-force winds and heavy rain.

a herd of cattle standing on top of a building: Streets were flooded in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, as Storm Ciara hit © PA Streets were flooded in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, as Storm Ciara hit

Amber warnings for rain are in place for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon in the north west and south of England, and southern Wales.

The storm is "set to intensify" and could bring a month worth of rainfall in just one day. The Met Office says such heavy rain poses a greater risk of widespread flooding - which poses a danger to life - than Storm Ciara caused the weekend before.

a close up of a map: Weather warnings for Saturday. Pic: Met Office © Other Weather warnings for Saturday. Pic: Met Office

Meanwhile, delays and cancellations to transport services are expected, with Network Rail warning that tracks in the North West could be particularly at risk due to the ground being waterlogged since last week.

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The UK is bracing itself for more disruption this weekend, with forecasters warning of another storm for the second weekend running. Storm Dennis "is likely to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel", the Met Office says. Amber weather warnings for rain are in place in parts of

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a close up of a map: Weather warnings for Sunday. Pic: Met Office © Other Weather warnings for Sunday. Pic: Met Office

Jake Kelly, the Network Rail passenger director, said Storm Ciara had disrupted services after it "dumped a month-and-a-half of rain on us".

He said Saturday and Sunday "we are preparing for more of the same".

Driving conditions are also expected to be impacted as the rain will "significantly reduce visibility", the AA Patrol of the Year Ben Sheridan said.

He added: "For those who are braving the storm, drivers should make sure they account for the conditions. Slow down, allow for greater stopping distances and watch out for potential hazards."

There will be a further heightened risk of flooding in parts of West and North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Great Manchester, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent, according to the Environment Agency.

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  WATCH: Dramatic footage shows ferry caught in storm Dennis A ferry swaying heavily at sea as storm Dennis batters parts of the country has been caught on camera. © Provided by The Scotsman Stuart Bell was visiting the Isle of Arran when he filmed the ferry approaching the Calmac Ferry Terminal. The unnerving footage shows the huge boat rocking side-to-side during the extreme weather as it approaches the terminal. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to blast the country for the remainder of this week as the storm hits.

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The UK ’s week of miserable weather looks set to continue as it prepares to be struck by a country-wide storm for the second weekend in a row. A host of yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office from Thursday until Monday, which include the arrival of Storm Dennis this weekend.

It has issued 16 flood warnings in England, and another 109 less- serious alerts.

Worst-affected areas will see more than 100mm of rain in one day, while between 40-80mm (1.7in-3.1in) is likely in other parts of the UK.

"Even in London and parts of the South East there could be three quarters of a month's rainfall," Tom Morgan from the Met Office told Sky News.

The Environment Agency's flood duty manager, Caroline Douglas, said her teams were out preparing for the storm, but advised people to watch for alerts online and warned against trying to drive or walk through floodwaters.

smoke coming out of the water: Huge waves engulf a lighthouse in Newhaven during Storm Ciara © PA Huge waves engulf a lighthouse in Newhaven during Storm Ciara

She said: "We will continue to monitor weather and river levels closely and we are preparing to issue flood warnings to communities at risk to help them take action and stay safe."

Yellow warnings for wind and rain are also in place for the whole of England and southern Scotland on Saturday, which will spread to cover the entire UK by Sunday.

Wind gusts of up to 70mph can be expected - particularly in coastal areas.

The Met Office's Alex Deakin said the wind was not expected to be as strong as that from Storm Ciara, but that it was still likely to cause "disruption".

By Monday, most of the weather warnings will have lifted. However, the whole of Scotland will remain under a yellow wind warning until midday.

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The Scottish Government is urging people to listen to advice from authorities. Forecasters have put in place an amber warning from noon to 11pm on Saturday for rain in the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway areas.

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