Met Office Storm Dennis warning: DANGER TO LIFE alert as 70mph winds to batter Britain | Weather | News


Britons are set for a downpour this weekend due to the arrival of Storm Dennis on Saturday morning. Due to the storm, the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for parts of northern England, Wales and the south-west.

In tandem with the amber weather warning, the Met Office has issued an almost nationwide yellow warning for wind and rain across the UK.

Such is the extreme conditions expected to hit parts of the UK, the Met Office has warned of potential “danger to life” due to the fast-flowing or deep floodwater.

The Met Office has also warned of wind speeds reaching up to 70mph (112kph) on the coast.

Commenting on the forecast over the next few days, Met Office meteorologist, Alex Deakin warned the storm will arrive early on Saturday morning.

He added: “A band of rain swings into Northern Ireland through the morning with most parts of the UK becoming pretty soggy by Saturday lunchtime.

“It won’t just be wet but also windy.

“Winds are likely to reach 40 to 50mph inland but in places on the coast could see gust 60 to 70 mph.”

The heavy band of weather will remain for much of Saturday afternoon and Sunday with Britons across the country at risk of torrents of rain.

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“So we have another yellow warning in force across northern Britain and that lasts into Monday because Denis is lingering.”

On Sunday, northern parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland will see the worst of the conditions.

Temperatures will drop in Scotland which combined with the rain, could cause “snow showers” in certain areas.

He added: “Later on Sunday, across northern Scotland and Northern Ireland snow showers are possible over the hills.

“Combining with those strong winds making blizzards possible.”

Temperatures in those areas will however around 6C (42F) while in southern England, although the storm will be lingering, areas could see highs of 13C (55F).

Conditions will improve on Monday although a yellow weather warning is still in force for Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of Wales and England.

Commenting on the forecast into next week, the Met Office said: “Storm Dennis bringing further wet and windy weather on Sunday.

“Turning colder next week with sunny spells and blustery showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north and west.”

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