Galway City Council prepares for Storm Dennis impact

15 Février, 2020, 08:34 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Met Éireann issues weather advisory for Limerick as Storm Dennis approaches

NFU mutual has received 87 insurance claims for damage caused by Storm Ciara in Suffolk and North Essex so far and expects to receive more in the next few days with fears rising of more strong winds this weekend.

Those who have tickets for the Spectacle of Light on Saturday can use their tickets on any of the other dates which run until February 23.

The oncoming storm is expected to be no worse than the recent Storm Ciara.

He said the snow which fell in parts of England following Storm Ciara is likely to melt as the rain arrives on Saturday.

It said Network Rail may need to put speed restrictions in place to keep passengers safe.

Paul Gundersen, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday".

That is the assessment of the Environment Agency which is warning that persistent intense rain will fall on ground already saturated.

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As of 2.30pm there were 12 flood warnings, meaning that flooding is "expected", and 97 flood alerts, meaning that flooding is possible, in place across the country.

Over the course of the winter so far, 7% of 400 river gauges have set new records for water height.

Conditions will become cool and mostly dry early tonight.

He said he was most concerned about Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria but parts of Wales, south-west England, the Midlands and south-east England could also be at risk.

The yellow warning will begin at midday on Sunday.

Storm Dennis is forecast to batter large swathes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with 70mph winds and up to 140mm (5.5inches) of rain in some areas.

Storm Dennis will bring very heavy rain and strong winds to the United Kingdom this weekend, with a risk of flooding and travel disruption in some areas.



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