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UK News Storm Ellen will be next to hit UK after Ciara and Dennis cause trouble, Met Office confirms

19:05  18 february  2020
19:05  18 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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.

But experts have warned Storm Dennis could cause more flooding damage, as already saturated ground is met with a "perfect storm " of heavy rain In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise.

Storm Dennis latest: Storm Dennis brought devastating impacts to the UK over the weekend Storm Dennis is the fourth named storm of the season and the next named storm will be Storm Ellen . Storm Ellen has not been named by the Met Office . While there is no need for concern at this stage

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The Met Office has revealed the next storm to hit the UK will be Storm Ellen.

It is due to follow Ciara and Dennis, after they triggered torrential rain and horrendous gales.

The tail end of the storms are still being felt across Birmingham and throughout the Midlands.

Red weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office over the weekend, with Birmingham being impacted by a yellow alert.

Parts of the West Midlands, including Staffordshire, were severely flooded on Monday, with attractions closed just as the half term week began.

The Met Office has not forecasted another storm yet, but the next to hit the UK will be Storm Ellen then Francis.

The full list of storm names for 2019-20 is: Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara, Dennis, Ellen, Francis, Gerda, Hugh, Iris, Jan, Kitty, Liam, Maura, Noah, Olivia, Piet, Roisin, Samir, Tara, Vince and Willow.

The names have been picked from a list of submissions by the public, choosing some of the most popular names and also selecting some that reflect the diversity of the four nations.

More heavy rain set to fall on flood-hit communities, but don't call it Storm Ellen .
The weather front has been dubbed 'Storm Ellen' on social media, but it has not got an official nameThe West Midlands, South Wales and northern England have been particularly hard-hit by flooding over the last two weeks, with Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis hammering some areas with more than a month's worth of rain.

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