Storm Dennis: Heavy rain set to blast Scotland at the weekend

Storm Dennis to bring more wind and rain to the south

Storm Dennis: Heavy rain set to blast Scotland at the weekend

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the whole weekend across much of England and Wales.

"The sea swell generated by Storm Dennis is expected to be truly phenomenal and is likely to be larger than that generated by Storm Ciara".

We may be seeing the back of Storm Ciara as the week goes on, but we're about to be hit by Storm Dennis, which is bringing snow, wind and rain to Britain over the coming weekend. It caused trees to fall across the area, a Grantham school to close and damage to homes and gardens.

Cumbria, Northumberland and vast swathes of Scotland have been warned of "blizzard conditions" by the Met Office as snow showers are combined with strong winds.

Named by the Met Office, Storm Dennis will bring heavy rain and widespread strong winds to many parts of the United Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday, though the impacts are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara last weekend.

"With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media".

Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Paul Gunderson said: "Although Storm Dennis is now not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely".

Currently, forecasts are showing wind gusts over the weekend passing 50mph (80kmph) quite widely.

"Whilst it's going to be very windy, they do look like they will be a touch down to what we saw with Storm Ciara", he added.

Predicted heavy rain could also run the risk of further flooding, with 43 warnings still in place in England, six in Scotland and one in Wales following recent heavy rainfall.

Met √Čireann is also forecasting significantly unsettled weather from Storm Dennis. North westerly winds are bringing cold air across the United Kingdom and the north of England and Scotland will continue to see some snow, mainly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Another band of heavy rain crosses the country on Saturday night with southwesterly winds remaining strong to gale force. But as the last leg of the weather system moves away from the United Kingdom, a new hazard will reach Britain's shores this weekend.

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