Storm Dennis latest: Horror map shows which areas of UK will feel FULL FORCE of storm
Storm Dennis is Britain’s fourth named storm of the winter and as it bulldozes a devastating path across the country, many people will face life-endangering storm conditions. Several weather forecasters have predicted storm winds to engulf the UK, with certain regions seeing the worst of Storm Dennis’ frenzied assault.
The Met Office has nine amber and yellow weather warnings currently in force from Friday to Monday.
The most severe are the amber weather warnings which are in effect on Saturday and Sunday in the North West, South West, Yorkshire and Humber, Wales, London and the South East.
The weather forecaster has advised that people in those regions see the following effects from the severe storm downpours:
Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.
Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.
Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads.
Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely.
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Weather forecaster WX Charts predicts winds to potentially hit 70mph across parts of Britain as Storm Dennis hits.
The WX Charts peak wind gust map reveals bruising shades of purple and red signifying the horrific wind gusts hitting the country, ranging between 38mph and 70mph.
The horrific map shows how almost the entire UK will be battered by winds from 50mph to 70mph.
The map reveals the whole of the UK including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will suffer from intense winds.
The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull overnight, before increasing again during Sunday.
The Netwearther jetstream map reveals parts of the UK could see jetstreams of up to 220mph rip across the UK on Saturday between midnight and midday.
The jet stream is a strong flowing ribbon of air that flows around our planet high up in the atmosphere, at about the level of the tropopause, some five to seven miles above the Earth’s atmosphere.
Jet streams typically flow at about 100mph and often they can influence weather in the UK.
They are like rivers of wind high above the atmosphere which can push air masses around and affect weather patterns.
The system for Storm Dennis will develop in the North Atlantic before tracking eastwards towards the UK and Ireland over the coming days, passing to the north of Scotland on Saturday.
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Weather forecaster Windy.com’s wind gusts map reveals the south-west coast, Wales and north of England could see wind speeds reaching 70mph on Saturday.
Through Saturday night, the 70mph winds are shown to move further across the UK, reaching the northeast of England and spreading across the south-east of England.
By the early hours of Sunday morning, Windy.com forecasts these intense winds to spread across London and the south-east as well as Wales and the northwest.
Throughout the day on Sunday, strong winds are predicted to develop across Northern Ireland and Scotland.
But it is not only strong winds which Storm Dennis will unleash across Britain.
Heavy downpours are also anticipated over the weekend.
The Met Office expects rainfall to engulf parts of Britain this weekend with up to 5.5 inches of rainfall (140mm) possible in some locations.
WX Charts’ total accumulated precipitation map reveals that parts of Britain will experience intense and relentless rainfall which could lead to flooding.
The worst-hit areas according to WX Charts will be Scotland and higher ground in Wales which could see up to four inches (81mm) of rainfall.
The Met Office said: “Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect parts of England and Wales over the weekend with a higher likelihood of impacts now expected in some areas.
“Around 20 to 40mm (0.8 to 1.6 inches) of rain will fall widely with 50 to 80mm (two to three inches) likely across parts of northern and southern England.
“Over the higher ground of Wales and southwest England, 120 to 140mm (4.7 to 5.5 inches) of rain is possible in a few locations.
“This rain is expected to fall across areas already wet from recent rainfall.”
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