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11th Feb 2020

Storm Dennis could hit Ireland this weekend

Alan Loughnane

It never rains but it, yada yada yada.

Storm Ciara has just about moved on from Ireland after a lengthy excursion over Ireland causing widespread disruption.

High winds left homes without power and sleet and snow made road conditions treacherous for motorists and other road users.

The last of the weather warnings, a Status Yellow wind warning and a Status Yellow snow and ice warning, are set to expire tonight (Tuesday).

An orange gale warning for coastal waters remains in place and has caused disruption to a number of ferry services.

But the Met Office in the UK, has issued a warning over the next named storm, Storm Dennis, which is on the way and due to land over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a national “severe weather warning” which will be in place for much of England and Wales from midday on Saturday.

“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,” the Met Office said in a statement.

It is not predicted to be as severe as Storm Ciara, which hit last weekend, but is likely to cause disruption.

While it’s too early to tell how severe conditions will be over the weekend, Met Éireann has said the outlook for Saturday in Ireland is wet and windy.