UK News Storm Dennis Weather Forecast: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of This Weekend
Storm Ciara will hit Wales with torrential rain and 80mph winds - Met Office
The unsettled weather will spoil weekend plans for millionsYellow weather warnings for wind have been issued for the whole of the UK beginning at 6pm on Saturday and lasting until 11.59pm on Sunday.
A “perfect storm” of heavy, strong winds and melting is set to bring havoc to the UK this weekend as Storm Dennis takes up where left off just a few days ago.
And that’s all of the UK – thehas issued a severe for the entire country on Sunday.
Saturday will be grim for most of us too – severe weather warnings covering, and large parts of are in place.
Here’s everything you need to know...
Storm Ciara lashes UK with 90mph gale-force winds triggering chaos: Trees crash into roads, hundreds of flights cancelled and BLACKOUTS expected
Hundreds of flights into and out of European airports were cancelled as Britain's biggest storm in seven years swept into Scotland, with the rest of the UK being issued with several weather warnings. There are a number of warnings valid this afternoon for both #wind and #rain, with an amber wind warning covering Wales and much of England #WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/WLpZDSxtqE— Met Office (@metoffice) February 9, 2020Today streets across the country were flooded with some people even having to be rescued by emergency workers from their cars.
What to expect
Storm Dennis is forecast to batter large swathes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with 70mph winds and up to 140mm (5.5inches) of rain in some areas, PA Media reports.
That “perfect storm” of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow could leave hundreds of homes across the UK flooded this weekend, experts have warned.
The Environment Agency (EA) said the flood impact from the weather system is likely to be worse than last weekend’s Storm Ciara due to rain falling on already saturated ground.
Irish weather forecast: Status Orange wind warning for nine counties comes into effect at 10am as Storm Dennis batters Ireland
It will expire at 10pm tonight, as long as it is not extended by weather chiefs throughout the day . © Provided by Irish Mirror The predicted path of Storm Dennis The caution reads: “Status Orange - Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick Southwest winds with mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with severe gusts of up to 120km/h, strongest on exposed hills and coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding.” It comes after Storm Dennis wreaked havoc across Ireland yesterday, with more awful conditions expected today.
John Curtin, the agency’s executive director of flood and coastal risk management, said Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire were the areas he was most “concerned” about.
“This (storm) could be a step up from what we have seen before,” Curtin said.
“We had a big storm last weekend, (we now have) saturated catchments, snowmelt and rainfall, so it is a perfect storm.”
The storm is also likely to cause treacherous driving conditions.
AA Patrol of the Year Ben Sheridan said: “The forecast looks bleak across the UK with warnings for wind and heavy rain which will significantly reduce visibility on the roads.
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“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.”
Network Rail advised passengers to expect disruption on many routes due to flooding and to allow more time for their journeys.
Tracks could be flooded as the ground near parts of the railway is already saturated, particularly in the North West.
Cross-border journeys between England and Scotland were severely restricted last weekend.
Network Rail’s network services director Nick King said: “As we saw last week, stormy weather brings high winds that can lead to trees and other debris falling on to the railway, and floods that prevent us from running trains on parts of the network.
“That is why we are again asking passengers to check their journeys before they travel this weekend, either with their train operator directly or through National Rail Enquiries.
Met Office to get £1.2bn supercomputer to better predict severe weather
A supercomputer which can forecast weather and climate 18 times faster than current technology is set to be developed. The new technology, funded by a £1.2bn investment from the government, is expected to be the most powerful system used for forecasting in the world and will be managed by the Met Office.Forecasters were able to predict storms Ciara and Dennis six days in advance, but the new technology would be even more powerful.
“Our teams of engineers will again be out working at all hours and in all weathers to remove fallen trees and debris from the railway, repair damaged infrastructure and work to reopen lines affected by flooding.”
Households living near rail lines are being urged to secure any loose items in their gardens, after several trampolines were blown on to tracks and overhead electric wires last weekend, blocking lines.
There is no reported air travel disruption as yet but you might be in for a bumping landing if you’re flying into the UK.
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