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UK News Storm Dennis: Scottish weather warning upgrades to amber with 'danger to life'

16:25  14 february  2020
16:25  14 february  2020 Source:   scotsman.com

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.

This weekend Storm Dennis will develop in the North Atlantic before tracking eastwards, and passing into northern Scotland on Saturday, with the country set to be blasted The Met Office issued severe amber weather warnings that flooding could cause danger to life , while power cuts are expected

' Danger to life ' amber warnings added. Dennis to bring 70mph winds. Six weather warnings issued in coming days. The Met Office is currently issuing yellow warnings , mainly for wind and rain, until A warning for snow is in place today until 11am, covering Cumbria and the Scottish borders.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to blast the country for the remainder of this week as storm Dennis hits.

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The Met Office has issued an amber warning for parts of Scotland where severe flooding is likely causing 'danger to life.'

Areas affected include Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders where "very heavy rain" is expected to fall.

Warnings are also in place for strong winds and rain across most of Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and most of the West Coast.

READ MORE: Scottish village endures the coldest night of the yearDisruptions to travel are expected across the country and anyone wishing to drive or use public transport is advised to travel with caution.

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

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

Scotland hour-by-hour weather forecast: Amber warning issued as heavy snow to hit parts of the country. UK weather – live: ‘ Danger to life ’ warnings upgraded as Storm Dennis to cause flooding across England. Follow here for all the latest updates as Amber warnings are in place in areas

WARNINGS of deep water flooding causing " danger to life ” this weekend have come from the Met Office as Storm Dennis arrives in the UK. The Weather Company, the world's biggest commercial forecaster, said: “ Dennis could rival the most intense North Atlantic storms on record.

Power cuts and loss of other services to homes and businesses is likely during these stormy weather conditions.

The amber warning is in place from midday tomorrow until midnight for southern Scotland with yellow warnings for wind and rain across the rest of the country are in place from tomorrow through to Monday.

READ MORE: Two walkers spark four-hour search in Pentland Hills involving police helicopter - but 'fail to tell' authorities they made it to safetyThe fourth named storm of the 2019-20 season, Dennis, is set to bring a second consecutive weekend of wet and windy weather after Ciara struck the UK with winds of up to 97mph.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: "Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect southern Scotland during Saturday, particularly through the afternoon. Around 15-25 mm of rain will fall widely with 30-40 mm possible, this will combine with snow melt exacerbating the impacts.

"There's a potential for very strong winds to develop in association with Storm Dennis.

"The location and strength of the strongest winds is uncertain at this stage, but there is a small chance that winds will gust up to 70 mph for a time.

"More typically winds will gusts to 50 mph at times. The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period."

Several fatalities were recorded during storm Ciara including a 77-year-old man from Clydebank who died after falling and banging his head during icy weather.

Storm Dennis causes travel disruption around the UK .
Several areas around the UK are facing weather warnings and travel disruption as Storm Dennis continues to batter the UK. [] The post Storm Dennis causes travel disruption around the UK appeared first on CityAM.

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