14/02/2020

Wintry Weekend Ahead As Storm Dennis Arrives

It's set to be another stormy weekend as Storm Dennis brings heavy downpours and strong gales to the region.

The Met Office has warned of a risk of flooding and travel disruption and issued multiple national weather warnings for the coming days.

While England and Wales will be the worst hit on Saturday, the strongest winds will be felt across Northern Ireland on Sunday with coastal gales of up to 70mph at times.

Monday will be another windy day, but the heavy rain will be replaced by blustery, wintry showers.

A yellow warning for rain & wind will be in place from 7am on Saturday, with possible travel delays and flooding expected.
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Continuing throughout the weekend, Storm Dennis has the potential to bring very strong winds and transport disruption during Sunday and Monday morning.

Motorists are urged to take care on the roads and keep up to date with the most accurate reports via social media and mobile apps.

Here's what to plan for:

• Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

• Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves.

• There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

• There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.



(JG/MH)

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