UK weather forecast: Met Office issues MORE warnings as Storm Dennis continues

Storm Dennis has left many regions of the UK either completely submerged or heavily sodden. The nation faced horrific floods as heavy downpours and strong winds saw rivers burst their banks, and floods ravage precious homes.

Now, the Met Office has issued another warning for wind as Storm Dennis continues to blast some areas.

A yellow warning is in place across Wales, southwestern England, northern England, the whole of Ireland, as well as the whole of Scotland.

The Met Office said the storm will continue to bring extremely strong winds, with transport severely disrupted on Monday morning.

Their website said Britons should expect “delays to road, rail, air, and ferry transport are likely” as well as journeys taking longer in general.

Some areas could see short term loss of power in addition to the loss of other services.

The forecaster said: “It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.”

Met Office meteorologist, Simon Partridge, said: “We are still feeling the effects of Storm Dennis as we wake up first thing this morning.

“It’s a much colder feel and a mixture of blustery showers around as well but it’s another windy day particularly in the west and the north.

“And it’s up in the north that we start first thing this morning where there will be some very strong gusts of 70mph or 75mph.”

The Met Office has already announced the ‘A-Z’ of storm names for 2019/20.

After Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, more Storms are on the way.

There are several names in store for the rest of the year which could bring chaos to the nation.

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Storm Ellen, Francis, and Gerda are next on the list along with Hugh and Iris.

The public was asked to help name storms as part of a joint initiative from the Met Office and Met Éireann.

The initiative began back in 2015 and has continued by helping people raise awareness of the potential impacts of severe weather.

Both institutes have now joined with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch version of the weather forecasting service.

Director General at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) said Gerard van der Steenhoven: “Storms are not confined to national borders, so it makes sense to give common names to such extreme weather events.

“As many people are travelling – sometimes on a daily basis – between our countries, the use of common names will make it a lot easier for them to appreciate the hazards represented by a large storm system.

“For us at KNMI, it is a great privilege to work more closely with our colleagues from Ireland and the UK in communicating the impacts of severe weather.”

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