Met Office outlook for this weekend with ‘Storm Dennis’

Posted by Town Hall Staff 14 February 2020

Please see Met Office outlook for this weekend and expectations for East of England and ‘Storm Dennis’;

Friday will remain fine and dry through daylight hours. Some showery rain is expected to slowly push south eastwards across our region during Friday evening and night.

During Saturday, winds associated with Storm Dennis freshen up and outbreaks of rain look set to meander cross our region during the day. The rain not expected to be too heavy at this stage.

Winds are likely to increase further through the day – and our strongest gusts of around 50 to 60mph are still on course to arrive from mid-afternoon Saturday and then continue into Sunday morning.

An updated Met Office Yellow Warning for Wind remains in place for all of the East of England – and is now valid from 1000 Saturday until 1200 on Sunday.

The wind warning for Storm Dennis covers all of England and Wales and has a Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts – which means that:

 Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves

Meanwhile, some outbreaks of rain later on Saturday and especially Sunday morning, will add to what could be difficult travelling conditions – and local surface water flooding is possible.

Current indications are that any widespread resilience issues associated with heavy rain, would be to the south and west of our region.

Storm Dennis will also draw in some very mild air over the weekend, with daytime highs of 13 or 14 Celsius possible. Overnight ‘lows’ could remain in double figures.

Rain should clear all areas by Sunday evening, with Monday Tuesday expected to stay windy with scattered showers and mild temperatures. Later Wednesday into Thursday further outbreaks of rain and blustery winds are possible.

So, please keep up to date with the latest Met Office warning and forecast details either on the Met Office App or Met Office website.