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UK News UK faces storm battering for second weekend in a row

02:20  15 february  2020
02:20  15 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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.

Storm Dennis is expected to bring winds of up to 70mph and severe downpours to England, Wales and Scotland on Saturday and the entire UK on Sunday. Severe weather warnings have been issued as the UK is set to be battered by strong winds and rain for the second consecutive weekend .

As England braces for the second stormy weekend in a row here are some tips to stay safe and minimise the damage. Many areas are still recovering from Storm Ciara ahead of the warnings for the arrival of Storm Dennis. It's "likely to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel", the Met

a building covered in snow: Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

The UK is braced for widespread weather disruption for the second weekend in a row as Storm Dennis sweeps in.

Heavy rain and strong winds are due to strike the country from Saturday morning and are likely to affect transport links and trigger floods.

Wind speeds are forecast to reach 70mph along coastlines while some parts of the country could witness up to 120mm (4.7in) of rain.

Experts have warned that conditions amount to a “perfect storm” with hundreds of homes at risk of flooding.

The Met Office has issued eight weather warnings covering most of the UK this weekend.

Storm Dennis: UK braces for second weekend of floods and travel disruption

  Storm Dennis: UK braces for second weekend of floods and travel disruption Just one week after Storm Ciara caused disruption across the country, the UK must now brace for Storm Dennis to [] The post Storm Dennis: UK braces for second weekend of flooding and travel disruption appeared first on CityAM.

PREMIER LEAGUE games could be called off for the second weekend in a row as Storm Dennis prepares to batter the UK . Storm Ciara ensured Manchester City vs West Ham was called off and now Storm Dennis could jeopardise this weekend 's Premier League fixturesCredit: Reuters.

UK weather forecast: Storm Dennis will batter the UK this weekend (Image: MAGIC SEAWEED). The UK ’s week of miserable weather looks set to continue as it prepares to be struck by a country-wide storm for the second weekend in a row .

a truck is parked in front of a building: Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire, ahead of Storm Dennis arriving (Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by PA Media Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire, ahead of Storm Dennis arriving (Danny Lawson/PA)

This includes amber warnings from midday on Saturday over southern Scotland, northern England, Wales and part of the southwest saying that flooding could cause a danger to life.

Power cuts are also expected and there is a good chance train and buses will see cancellations or delays and roads closed.

More widely yellow warnings the length and breadth of the UK are alerting the public to strong winds and rain as early as 7am in Scotland on Saturday, with regions further south feeling the impact from around 10am or midday.

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The Environment Agency (EA) said flooding is likely to be worse than under last weekend’s Storm Ciara due to rain falling on already saturated ground.

Storm Ciara: 58-year-old British man killed after car crushed by falling tree

  Storm Ciara: 58-year-old British man killed after car crushed by falling tree A driver was killed after a tree fell on to his car as the fierce winds of Storm Ciara battered the UK. © Provided by The Scotsman The 58-year-old man, from Micheldever, in Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A33 after the tree toppled as he was driving his Mercedes from Winchester to Micheldever just before 4pm on Sunday.A Hampshire Police statement said: "His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

UK weather – live: ‘Danger to life’ warnings upgraded as Storm Dennis to cause flooding across Dog walker killed by falling tree branch as UK faces more stormy weather. Storm Dennis is set to looks set to continue as it prepares for a countrywide storm for the second weekend in a row (Steve The arrival of Storm Dennis comes just a week after Storm Ciara battered parts of the country, bringing

STORM Dennis will batter the UK with up to five inches of rain and 80mph winds, causing huge flood risks. The Met Office has issued four danger to life weather warnings as Storm Dennis hurtles towards Britain. Follow our Storm Dennis live blog for all the latest updates.

In England alone, 800 properties were left flooded when Storm Ciara struck, the EA said.

Newly-appointed Environment Secretary George Eustice said authorities were “fully focused on ensuring that communities are protected”.

The Met Office said the “main areas of concern” on Saturday are north and south-west England and Wales, with the South East bearing the brunt more on Sunday.

As of 11pm on Friday, there were 12 flood warnings – meaning flooding is “expected” – and 141 flood alerts – meaning flooding is possible – in places across the country.

Flood defences are due to be in operation this weekend, with additional temporary flood barriers being installed in Shropshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Surrey.

Storm Ciara to batter UK with 80mph winds and coastal flooding

  Storm Ciara to batter UK with 80mph winds and coastal flooding Winds of up to 80mph are set to batter parts of the UK as Storm Ciara arrives this weekend, causing travel disruption and loss of power. © Other Storm Ciara will barge through the UK this weekend. Pic: Met Office The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the whole country on Saturday and Sunday, with the third named storm of the season threatening to be the biggest yet.

Ultimately, the two storms will enter into a complex dance around each other before combining into one atmospheric behemoth, with a minimum central air pressure that could rank among the top three most intense storms ever observed in the stormy North Atlantic Basin.

The UK 's week of miserable weather looks set to continue as it prepares to be struck by a country-wide storm for the second weekend in a row . Forecasters saying this could bring travel disruption, flooding to some homes and businesses and cut off some rural communities. Wind speeds reached 97mph

More than 500 staff are on active incident duty and 30 mobile pumps have been deployed, the EA said.

Network Rail has advised passengers to expect disruption on many routes due to flooding and to allow more time for their journeys.

Meanwhile, people 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.

The storm is also likely to cause treacherous driving conditions, with drivers urged not to attempt entering deep floodwater.

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.

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