Forecasters Warning Of Flooding In The Midlands This Weekend

BREAKING Met Éireann issues status yellow warning for Limerick as Storm Dennis approaches

BREAKING Met Éireann issues status yellow warning for Limerick as Storm Dennis approaches

They may also be employed when a sum of weather elements act together to create "a significant hazard".

The Met Office's website has the latest weather warning updates. Strong winds of 70-80km/h are expected, with heavy rainfall (10-15 litres per square metre).

Northern parts of the region are also covered by a Yellow warning for very heavy rain, starting at 12pm on Saturday and running until 9pm on Monday.

The amber rain warnings are unlikely to affect Suffolk in the next 48 hours, but high winds are expected across the region throughout the weekend.

A spokesman for Forestry England said: "The forecast is for strong winds this Saturday and Sunday, please take extra care if you are out in the forest".

"We are as prepared as we can be for whatever the weather brings, and ready to work alongside the emergency services, district councils, other authorities, and our communities again to mitigate any impacts as a result of Storm Dennis".

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Meanwhile, Network Rail has advised passengers to expect disruption on many routes due to flooding and allow more time for their journeys.

"For those who are braving the storm, drivers should make sure they account for the conditions".

"In high winds, there's a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we'd advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down".

The Environment Agency said there is a "heightened risk of flooding" across much of southern, central and northern England this weekend. "Keep away from cliffs as cliff falls are more likely in these conditions".

The financial damage caused by the winds of up to 97mph and flood damage to homes, cars and businesses has been estimated by insurance experts at accountancy firm PwC.

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