/Storm Dennis: Met Office declares ANOTHER major storm for UK – latest warnings and maps

Storm Dennis: Met Office declares ANOTHER major storm for UK – latest warnings and maps

Storm Ciara will have barely left UK shores, but there will be little time to recover as Storm Dennis barrels into the British Isles. While not expected to be as extreme as Ciara, the Met Office has issued widespread warnings and is urging caution.

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Storm Dennis is forecast to land on Friday, and will bring extreme winds and heavy rain.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely.

“Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

The Met Office is advising anyone who might be affected by the storm to keep an eye on forecasts in the coming days as things progress.

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Storm Dennis: The Met Office has officially named Storm Dennis (Image: Met Office/WXCharts)

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Storm Dennis: Met Office warnings in place (Image: Met Office)

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

Over hills and on coastal areas, these could exceed 60mph (96kmph).

The Met Office said: “While these winds have the potential to bring impacts they are not as strong as the gusts we saw last weekend with Storm Ciara when a gust of 97mph was recorded on the Isle of Wight.”

Dennis is also expected to bring heavy rain, and with the ground already saturated from Storm Ciara, flooding is a threat.

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Storm Dennis: This swell map shows the massive waves approaching in the early hours of Saturday morning (Image: Magic Seaweed)

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Storm Dennis: Storm Dennis is forecast to land on Saturday (Image: Windy.com)

Storm Dennis is expected to bring a range of impacts, including delays and cancellations to transport services, damage to power supplies and large coastal waves.

While the UK braces for the next storm, the effects of brutal Storm Ciara are still being felt.

Widespread snow, ice and wind warnings are in place for large swathes of the UK for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The warnings cover Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

The warnings are expected to expire around midday on Wednesday, but could still be extended.

Additional flood warnings are in place for Scotland and much of England.

The Met Office is warning residents in affected areas to prepare for snow showers and icy surfaces.

Travel disruptions are likely, as commuter misery continues after Storm Ciara.

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Storm Dennis: Forecasts are showing wind gusts over the weekend passing 50mph (80kmph) quite widely (Image: WXCharts)

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Storm Dennis: Heavy winds will begin to descend in the early hours of Saturday morning (Image: Magic Seaweed)

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, heavy snow and strong winds will combine, wreaking havoc.

The Met Office is warning of power cuts and risk of injuries from slips and falls.

If you’re in the area, keep an eye on the warnings HERE, and try not to travel if you can avoid it.

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