UK News Storm Dennis map: The UK regions affected, and where Met Office weather warnings are in place

19:50  14 february  2020
19:50  14 february  2020 Source:   inews.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.

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Storm Dennis is brewing and ready to smash ashore and every part of the country will feel its effects. Just a week after floods and transit chaos caused by Storm Ciara.

It will first hit in northern Scotland before spreading south across all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Starting early Saturday, all of the country will be under some sort of weather watch at some point, but the Met Office says parts of England will see the worst of the weather.

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Meteorologist Tom Morgan said: "The biggest concern is persistent rain developing Saturday, mostly focusing on high ground in the west. Some places will see up to a month's rain in 36 hours."

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.

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He warned Wales, the Southwest, Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire are in line to get  the worst of the weather. The following weather watches are in place from 6am Saturday morning.

A Flood Flash vehicle in West Yorkshire, ahead of Storm Dennis (Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Scotland and Northern Ireland

6am-noon Saturday

Yellow wind warnings kick in as Dennis comes ashore in northeast Scotland and the islands on Saturday morning. Severe gales will smack the region with gusts up to to 70mph. It's possible that public transport will be hit and coastal areas could see large waves.

7am-8pm Saturday

Yellow rain and wind warnings for the Scottish mainland and all of Northern Ireland fall under. Dennis will move eastwards across southern Scotland with winds of to 60mph on coasts and high ground. Heavy rainfall of up to 40mm is expected on high ground and could bring local flooding. Buses and trains are both likely to see delays caused by the weather and some ferry transport will be slowed. The Met Office forecasts some isolated flooding is expected.

When is Storm Dennis expected to hit, and what does it mean for your parkrun?

  When is Storm Dennis expected to hit, and what does it mean for your parkrun? Here’s what the Met Office have said. As the UK recovers from the effects of Storm Ciara, which brought gusts of up to 97mph last weekend and caused disruption across the country, the Met Office have warned Storm Dennis is on the way.

Noon Sunday - noon Monday

Yellow wind warnings with winds gusts up to 70mph for all of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Noon Monday - 11pm

Amber rain warnings mean Dennis could batter the border region with heavy rain for 11 hours bringing flooding and the risk of deep, dangerous fast-flowing floodwaters. Some communities could be cut off by flooded roads and power cuts are also likely. Up to 25mm of rain will fall across large areas and some will see up to 40mm.

England and Wales

The entire country could see some of Dennis (Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images)

10am Saturday - noon Sunday

Yellow wind warnings for cover all of England and Wales. Dennis will bring 50mph gusts inland and up to 70mph in coastal areas. Heavy rain is also forecast combining to make atrocious driving conditions. Delays are expected to road, rail, air and ferries. Winds will be stronger on Saturday than Sunday but the effects of Dennis will be felt across the country on both days.

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

  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.

Noon Sunday - 9pm Sunday

Yellow rain warnings cover a patch from London, across the south and northwards to include Wales and the Northwest. Wales is likely to be hit with up to 120mm in a few locations while London, southern and northern counties will see up to 80mm of rain.

Noon Saturday - 3pm Sunday

Amber rain warnings in place for central Wales, Devon especially Torbay, and parts of the northwest particularly Manchester and Cumbria, and Yorkshire. Flooding is likely and some buildings could be damaged. Some places could be cut off or without power.

10am - noon Sunday

Yellow wind warnings are in place for most of England and Wales including the east of England, which generally manages to avoid the worst of Dennis.

12.15pm Sunday - 6pm Sunday

An area south of London down to the south coast, including Hampshire and Kent, is also under the warning. Severe, spells of heavy rain is forecast and rainfall could be as heavy as 80mm.

Storm Dennis in Scotland: day-by-day weekend forecast as 70mph winds and heavy rain predicted .
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. © Provided by The Scotsman Saturday 15 FebruaryThe Met Office said, “Spells of very wet and windy weather affecting all parts, especially over the weekend in association with storm Dennis.” © Provided by The Scotsman 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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