Storm Dennis, arrives this weekend, what it means for the Anglia Region

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

Dennis is not expected to be as severe as Storm Ciara, which less than a week ago wreaked havoc across the country bringing flooding, power outages and severe delays. Strong winds of 70-80km/h are expected, with heavy rainfall (10-15 litres per square metre).

Met Éireann have issued a nationwide Status Yellow rain warning with Storm Dennis to wreak havoc this weekend.

Cllr Humby added: "The forecast is for heavy rain this coming Saturday".

"More typically winds will gusts to 50 miles per hour at times".

"The effects of Storm Dennis will continue to generate strong to near gale southwest to west winds on Sunday. The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period".

The Follow the Dog and Monkey mountain biking trails on The Chase were damaged in the wake of Storm Ciara and closed on Monday while the fallen trees and debris are cleared.

Cross-border journeys between England and Scotland were severely restricted last weekend.

Attractions have been watching the forecasts with fears the inclement weather could force them to shut.

There will be speed restrictions on the rail network over the weekend. "Some flooding is likely and damaging gusty winds with some disruption possible".

The storm is also likely to cause treacherous driving conditions.

Valerie Watters, a forecaster for the meteorological service, warned of the possibility of heavy wind and rain. "Slow down, allow for greater stopping distances and watch out for potential hazards".

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