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See Where The Wind Will Hit Yorkshire This Weekend

See Where The Wind Will Hit Yorkshire This Weekend

Published by Matthew Pells at 12:40pm 14th February 2020. (Updated at 9:41am 15th February 2020)

Storm Dennis is set to bring strong winds and rain to the Yorkshire Coast this weekend.

Gusts of up to 56mph are possible over the weekend with the strong winds continuing in to Monday.

This visualisation from Windy.com shows where and when we can expect the strongest gusts.

Elsewhere Amber warnings for rain are in place for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon affecting the north west and south of England, and southern Wales.

In those areas forecaster are predicting that the storm could bring a month worth of rainfall in just one day. The Met Office says such heavy rain poses a greater risk of widespread flooding - which poses a danger to life - than Storm Ciara caused the weekend before.

Storm Dennis Warnings

Meanwhile, delays and cancellations to transport services are expected, with Network Rail warning that tracks in the North West could be particularly at risk due to the ground being waterlogged since last week.

Driving conditions are also expected to be impacted as the rain will "significantly reduce visibility", the AA Patrol of the Year Ben Sheridan said.

He added: "For those who are braving the storm, drivers should make sure they account for the conditions. Slow down, allow for greater stopping distances and watch out for potential hazards."

There will be a further heightened risk of flooding in parts of West and North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Great Manchester, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent, according to the Environment Agency.

It has issued 16 flood warnings in England, and another 109 less- serious alerts.

The Met Office's Alex Deakin said the wind was not expected to be as strong as that from Storm Ciara, but that it was still likely to cause "disruption".

 

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