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Storm Dennis arrives this weekend. Will it be as bad as Storm Ciara in the Anglia Region?

The fourth named storm of the winter season Storm Dennis is due to arrive in the UK on Saturday, bringing impacts of heavy rain and strong winds across the country until Sunday night.

Storm Dennis Chart Credit: ITV Weather

Similar to StormCiara from last weekend, this deep area of low pressure will track to the northwest of Scotland. It will continue to push rain-bearing weather fronts and strong winds across the UK.

Winds are not likely to be as severe across the Anglia region although gusts are likely to be 50-55mph quite widely.

Heavy rain will also be a cause for concern with rainfall falling on already saturated ground. This could lead to some localised flooding issues.

Weather Warnings Credit: Met Office

Yellow Wind Warning Details Valid: 10am Saturday to midnight Monday

Strong winds in association with Storm Dennis are expected on Saturday and Sunday across many parts of England and Wales. The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull overnight, before increasing again during Sunday.

Gusts of 50 mph are expected inland. Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 mph are likely. The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain at times, leading to particularly poor driving conditions.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves

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