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UK News Storm Dennis to be an 'explosive' record breaker as North Wales put on Amber alert

15:50  14 february  2020
15:50  14 february  2020 Source:   dailypost.co.uk

Wales set to get the wettest weather as Storm Dennis warning upgraded to amber

  Wales set to get the wettest weather as Storm Dennis warning upgraded to amber Alerts have been issued across the UKThe Met Office warns that the storm will bring major bouts of bad weather, with gusts of hurricane-force winds, flooding and travel disruption from Saturday to Monday.

The Met Office said: “ Storm Dennis isn't expected to be quite as windy as Ciara, but rainfall could be more problematic.” Dennis is due to bring a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours. Some 120-140mm of rain has been forecast for parts of the south west, south east, north west and South Wales .

The storm could damage buildings, cause power cuts and spark transport delays The Met Office has named the approaching storm and put a weather warning in place as severe gales are set to cause disruption across Wales and England on Saturday. Amber warnings issued by the Met Office ahead

a drawing of a face: Amber warning extended in to parts of North Wales © Met Office Amber warning extended in to parts of North Wales

A weather warning has been upgraded to Amber for parts of North Wales for this weekend.

Storm Dennis is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the region on Saturday and Sunday with the Met Office now warning that the high ground of North Wales has also now been included in the amber warning.

The amber alert, which comes in at 12pm tomorrow, , flooding, travel disruption and power cuts.

The new warning covers parts of Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire while the rest of the country remains under a yellow warning for rain and wind with gusts of hurricane-force winds of up to 70mph in coastal areas.

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  Wrexham AFC's clash with Torquay United falls foul of Storm Dennis Safety concerns amid amber weather warning sees match postponedAn ‘Amber Weather warning’ has been put in place for the region due to Storm Dennis with strong winds and heavy rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

Storm Dennis will bring widespread winds and very wet conditions this weekend. It is following a similar pattern to Storm Ciara with low pressure coming in from the northwest, but we do not expect it to be as severe.

STORM Dennis will batter flood-ravaged Britain a week after country-wide Storm Ciara swept through the nation. Weather forecasters have warned Brits Warnings are also in place for this weekend - with Saturday set to be a windy day for much of the south and midlands. Days after 97mph winds whipped

Up to 100mm of r ainfall is expected to fall in Wales on higher grounds, adding to current water levels and

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Storm Dennis is expected to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend.

a close up of a map: Met Office extend wind and rain weather warning for Storm Dennis © Met Office Met Office extend wind and rain weather warning for Storm Dennis

"Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

"Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

"A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads

"Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely.

"Gusts of 50mph are expected inland, while around exposed coasts gusts of up to 70 mph”

According to weather experts, Storm Dennis could become one of the deepest Atlantic low pressure systems in modern records.

It is now developing in the north Atlantic and is about to undergo a period of explosive cyclogenesis - the central pressure forecast to drop 50-60mb in 24 hours to around 917mb with the current record standing at 914mb.

These weather warnings come just one week after the country was battered by Storm Ciara with severe floods affecting large parts of North Wales.

Storm Dennis: UK's highest wind speed recorded in North Wales yesterday .
A gust of 91mph was registered by the Met Office as gales and torrential rain swept in A gust of 91mph blasted in to Aberdaron, Gwynedd at 6pm last night as Storm Dennis battered the region.

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