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Risk of flooding and damaging gusts as Storm Dennis approaches

The weather is set to be “very disturbed” throughout the weekend.

Image: Met Éireann

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 10:06 PM

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED to the public to be extra cautious ahead of the arrival of Storm Dennis. 

Met Éireann issued a status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for the entire country which kicks in from 3am until 8pm on Saturday while the rainfall alert will run from 6am until 9pm.

They urge people across Ireland to be aware that heavy rainfall and powerful wind have the capacity to impact them.

Spells of heavy, locally thundery rain, have been forecast which will lead to some flooding tomorrow.

“Storm Dennis will bring wet and very windy weather this weekend and into Monday. There is a risk of flooding and damaging gusts,” Met Éireann advised. 

The centre of the storm is just south of Iceland however it is still set to have a significant impact on Ireland. 

The national meteorological service says the weather will be “very disturbed” throughout the weekend with the storm coming closest to Ireland later on Sunday.

Northwestern counties are set to be worst affected with widespread heavy rain and squally winds bringing hail showers and thundery downpours at times.

The UK Met Office has heightened its warnings ahead of Dennis drawing near. It says that conditions are likely to bring flooding to homes and businesses and fast flowing or deep floodwater will also likely cause danger to life.

The arrival of Storm Dennis comes just a week after Storm Ciara battered parts of the country, bringing winds of up to 120kmph.

With reporting from Adam Daly 

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