London is getting ANOTHER storm this weekend

Batten down the hatches once again as Storm Denis makes its way to Ireland

Batten down the hatches once again as Storm Denis makes its way to Ireland

"Because the rain came though so strongly and the river rose so quickly, we physically wouldn't have had time to put the barriers up". We will continue to monitor weather and river levels closely and we are issuing flood warnings to communities at risk to help them take action and stay safe.

Keith Ashcroft, the EA's area director for Cumbria and Lancashire, said: "We knew there was a storm, which we were expecting to be incredibly windy, but not that wet". But the Met Office has extended the warning through to just before midnight on Sunday, January 16.

These include amber warnings stating that flooding could cause a danger to life, power cuts are expected and there is a good chance transport links will be impacted.

An amber warning for rain is also in place for parts of southern England from on Sunday from 00:15 GMT until 18:00.

Similar to StormCiara from last weekend, this deep area of low pressure will track to the northwest of Scotland.

"With Storm Dennis set to bring more high winds and further rainfall this Saturday and Sunday, we're preparing for more of the same".

Storm Inès will arrive on Thursday, followed by Storm Dennis over the weekend.

Mount Congreve in Waterford is on high alert as Storm Dennis approaches Ireland this weekend.

River levels are likely to rise over the weekend and into early next week.

Flood defences in York.

This includes the Foss Barrier in York, the Thames Barrier in London and another in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on the River Severn.

The Environmental Agency says rain totals could be around 20mm to 40mm. "Do not forget to never drive or walk through flood water, just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your auto - it's not worth the risk".

Half term begins tomorrow, and a busy week of events is planned at York's attractions.

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