Storm Dennis: Scottish weather warning upgrades to amber with 'danger to life'

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the East of England

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the East of England

The fourth named storm of the 2019-20 season, Dennis, is set to bring a second consecutive weekend of wet and windy weather after Ciara struck the United Kingdom with winds of up to 97mph.

"In parts of Devon, South Wales, northern England and a swathe of southern England - stretching from Andover eastwards - rainfall is expected to be particularly heavy and persistent, and these areas are covered by amber warnings because of the risk of flooding and other disruption". They also warned that Storm Dennis, expected to hit this weekend, was likely to add to the final bill. "Storm Dennis will bring a wet and windy day on Saturday with strong southerly winds and widespread heavy rain bringing a risk of flooding".

"At the moment we're looking at heavy rain on Saturday for all parts".

Only days after Storm Ciara, more rough weather is heading our way.

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

Cllr Rob Humby, the council's deputy leader and cabinet member for environment and transport, urged residents to think twice before making journeys this weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Matthew Box said inland gusts could reach 50mph by Saturday afternoon.

Over the weekend, storm Dennis will follow, with winds of 80-100 km/h forecast in Belgium.

The combination of wind and intense rainfall can cause risky driving conditions.

"For those who are braving the storm, drivers should make sure they account for the conditions".

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