Storm Dennis to pay a visit this weekend

As Norfolk deals with the aftermath of Storm Ciara this week, the threat of more strong winds looms as another storm is expected to hit Norfolk this weekend.

Christened as Storm Dennis by the Met Office, the storm is not expected to be as extreme as Ciara but will bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK this Saturday (15 February).

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 60mph in coastal areas and exposed locations.

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.

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.

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”