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Storm Dennis: What you need to know

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The North East and North Yorkshire are braced for some weather disruption for the second weekend in a row as Storm Dennis sweeps in.

Heavy rain and strong winds are due to strike the country from Saturday morning and are likely to affect transport links and trigger floods.

The Environment Agency in the North East say they're watching the weather closely.

Some flights out of Newcastle International Airport have been cancelled.

  • EZY6467 to GENEVA which was due to depart at 1800 - cancelled
  • EZY569 to BRISTOL which was due to depart at 2125 - cancelled
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A spokeswoman for EasyJet, which has confirmed 234 cancellations across the UK, said:

Due to forecasted adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Dennis, EasyJet, like other airlines is currently seeing disruption to its flight programme for Saturday, February 15th.

We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers and to arrange alternative travel.

Customers on cancelled flights have been given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or receiving a refund. We will also provide hotel rooms and meals for customers who require them.

"We recommend customers travelling to and from UK today, February 15th, to check the status of their flight and gate information on easyJet's Flight Tracker at www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker or on the app for latest travel updates.

"Whilst this is outside of our control, we would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the weather.

"The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority."

– EasyJet spokesperson

Anyone hoping to fly is advised to check their airline's website for the latest updates.

Meanwhile, LNER says some trains have been cancelled and that if possible, passengers should defer travel until Monday.

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Other train services have also issued advice to passengers:

  • Grand Central Trains: All timetabled services set to run - but passengers advised to check before they travel.
  • Transpennine Express: Passengers are advised there will be reduced frequency of services on the Edinburgh - Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street route.
  • Northern Rail: Customers are asked to check before travelling and to allow extra time for journeys this weekend.

Wind speeds are forecast to reach 70mph along coastlines while some parts of the country could witness up to 4.7in (120) of rain.

Experts have warned that conditions amount to a "perfect storm", with hundreds of homes at risk of flooding.

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Meanwhile, Hartlepool United's game away at Solihull Moors has been called off.