/UK weather forecast: Storm Dennis to thrash Britain as Met Office issues FOUR DAYS of ‘danger to life’ war

UK weather forecast: Storm Dennis to thrash Britain as Met Office issues FOUR DAYS of ‘danger to life’ war

THE Met Office has issued several weather warnings for deep water flooding this weekend,  as Storm Dennis arrives in the UK.

There is a risk of ‘danger to life’ with Saturday expected to be the most hazardous day with yellow weather warnings for wind and rain covering large swathes of the country.

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 At midnight on Saturday the entire British Isles will be swallowed up by the storm

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At midnight on Saturday the entire British Isles will be swallowed up by the stormCredit: WXcharts
 UK weather forecast - Weather warnings are in place for Feb 15

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UK weather forecast – Weather warnings are in place for Feb 15Credit: MET Office

Storm Dennis, the fourth named storm of the year, is going to push severe gales and heavy rain eastwards.

The Weather Company, the world’s biggest commercial forecaster, said: “Dennis could rival the most intense North Atlantic storms on record.

“The lower the pressure, the more intense the storm, increasing the likelihood of strong winds.”

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While Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Models hint Dennis could have low pressure from 915mb to 930mb. The record depth for a North Atlantic low pressure system is 913mb.

They added: “Dennis is menacing.”

Storm Dennis is expected to bring delays and cancellations to transport services, damage to power supplies and large coastal waves.

This devastation hits the UK just one week after Storm Ciara which lead to the deaths of three people and wrecked more than 500 homes.

One BMW owner was devastated when his prized car, which he had parked by the Thames, was swept away by a freak tidal surge following heavy rain on Wednesday.

James Roycroft-Davis, a 25-year-old business owner, could only watch aghast as his BMW Z4 floated away.

He managed to recover it later that day but says the car is a “total write-off”.

James said he had visited Putney in southwest London on Wednesday to see his girlfriend at about 2pm, and came back to where he parked the car around 4.30pm to find it missing.

BMW owner watched helpless as his prized car was swept away by a freak Thames tidal surge following Storm Dennis
 A stranded car in flood water near Colyford, Devon

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A stranded car in flood water near Colyford, DevonCredit: PA:Press Association
 The owner managed to recover it but says the car is a 'total write-off'

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The owner managed to recover it but says the car is a ‘total write-off’Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
 A 25-year-old business owner could only watch aghast as his BMW Z4 floated away

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A 25-year-old business owner could only watch aghast as his BMW Z4 floated awayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 This ewe enjoyed its breakfast in the snow above Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales today

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This ewe enjoyed its breakfast in the snow above Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales todayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 The streets of Looe in Cornwall are submerged with water as Storm Dennis approaches

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The streets of Looe in Cornwall are submerged with water as Storm Dennis approachesCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 Cars surrounded by water on a flooded road beside the River Thames in West London

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Cars surrounded by water on a flooded road beside the River Thames in West LondonCredit: Reuters


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