Forecasters Warning Of Flooding In The Midlands This Weekend

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

Brighton beach during Storm Ciara.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain and wind, starting at 9am on Saturday (15 February) and running till 6pm on Sunday.

The weather warning is in place across the country from 6am until 9pm on Saturday.

Wider yellow warnings are in place throughout most of the UK.

There is now a dozen or so Flood Warnings and numerous Flood Alerts across England and Wales, 5 Flood alerts for Scotland. Over the higher ground of Wales and southwest England, 120-140 mm of rain is possible in a few locations.

"This rain is expected to fall across areas already wet from recent rainfall".

The Brighton forecast now says to expect gusts of at least 60mph from 9pm on Saturday night until Sunday morning.

Coastal areas of Connacht and Munster especially can expect up to 70mm of rain between today and Monday morning.

Scotland is bracing itself for a grim weekend of weather as Storm Dennis blows in after temperatures plunged to their lowest so far this winter.

He said: "With the forecast for heavy rain and strong winds again this weekend, we have extra equipment to deal with flooding, tree crews and emergency gangs ready to keep Hampshire's roads clear of surface water and fallen trees".

These potential gusts are lower than we saw with Storm Ciara, when we saw gusts inland of 60-70mph locally inland, 70-80mph around coasts, with a peak gust during the storm of 97mph at the exposed Needles on the Isle of Wight.

"Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 miles per hour are likely".

All events have been cancelled this weekend in Thetford Forest due to high winds expected from Storm Dennis. Kings School in Hove has been closed all week while wind damage to its roof is repaired.

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