UK News Storm Dennis in Scotland: day-by-day weekend forecast as 70mph winds and heavy rain predicted

18:55  14 february  2020
18:55  14 february  2020 Source:   scotsman.com

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows ferry caught in storm Dennis

  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.

Storm Dennis is set to bring wet and windy weather to Scotland over the weekend, with Met Office warnings for heavy rain and strong winds in place.

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Saturday 15 February

The Met Office said, “Spells of very wet and windy weather affecting all parts, especially over the weekend in association with storm Dennis.”

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A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain and wind is in place from 9am to 6pm on Saturday (15 Feb), covering Central, Tayside & Fife, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, and Strathclyde.

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What to expect from this weather warning

Storm Dennis: Here’s when heavy downpours and strong winds will hit Scotland

  Storm Dennis: Here’s when heavy downpours and strong winds will hit Scotland Storm Dennis is set to hit the UK with wet and windy weather this weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong gusts of wind to Scotland. © Provided by The Scotsman Named by the Met Office, the impacts from this low-pressure system are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara, but will bring strong winds and heavy downpours to parts of Scotland.The Met Office said: “The system will develop in the North Atlantic before tracking eastwards towards the UK and Ireland over the coming days, passing to the north of Scotland on Saturday.

- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

Sunday 16 February

The Met Office said, “Storm Dennis has the potential to bring very strong winds and transport disruption during Sunday and Monday morning.”

A yellow Met Office yellow warning for wind is in place from 12pm on Sunday (16 Feb) to 12pm on Monday (17 Feb), covering Central Scotland, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, the Highlands and Eilean Siar, southwest Scotland, the Lothians, the Borders, and Strathclyde.

The Met Office said, “Potential for very strong winds to develop across the region 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.”

Met Office warns Storm Dennis set to hit North Wales within days .
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.

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