/Weather warning extended as Storm Dennis heads towards Liverpool

Weather warning extended as Storm Dennis heads towards Liverpool

A weather warning for Liverpool has been extended as the city prepares itself to be battered by Storm Dennis.

It is the second time this week that Merseyside will face off against a hefty storm after Storm Ciara caused devastation in the region this week.

Areas of Merseyside were left under water and one man was sadly killed by a falling tree as 80mph winds swept across the UK.

Now, another warning has been issued to say that Liverpool will suffer more winds this weekend.

Storm Ciara continues on a choppy high tide River Mersey on the Wirral

A yellow weather warning was initially issued for just Saturday but it has now been extended to Sunday aswell according to the Met Office.

Despite the strong incoming winds, Storm Dennis is not expected to be as strong as Storm Ciara.

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.”

Over the weekend wind gusts will widely reach in excess of 50mph, even across some inland areas, with gusts of over 60mph possible over hills, coastal areas and exposed locations.

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.

Heavy rain is also expected with the storm and with already saturated ground there is a risk of further flooding.

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.

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The weather this week, ahead of Storm Dennis, remains unsettled.

North westerly winds are bringing cold air across the UK and the north of England and Scotland will continue to see some snow, mainly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Winds remain strong with sunny, dry spells expected in places especially in the east.

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