Storm Dennis Weather Forecast: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of This Weekend

A “perfect storm” of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow is set to bring havoc to the UK this weekend as Storm Dennis takes up where Storm Ciara left off just a few days ago.

And that’s all of the UK – the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the entire country on Sunday.

Saturday will be grim for most of us too – severe weather warnings covering England, Wales and large parts of Scotland are in place.

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Storm Dennis

Here’s everything you need to know…

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.

Flooding

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.

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.”

Roads

The storm is also likely to cause treacherous driving…

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