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Storm DENNIS set to batter the UK

We haven’t quite seen the back of Storm Ciara yet as it continues to batter large parts of the UK with wind, snow, ice and rain. However, fresh weather warnings have now been issued by the Met Office as STORM DENNIS will hit the UK this weekend.

Heavy rain associated with Storm Dennis is expected to move east across England and Wales on Saturday and Sunday. Accumulations of 15 to 30 mm are expected widely, with 50 to 70 mm across parts of the higher ground in the west. This rain is expected to fall across areas already wet from recent rainfall.

It'll be worse in Wales and southwest England, particularly on Saturday when the vicious mix of downpours and gales will cause "a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris" and "some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs."

But early indications suggest Dennis will be a 1,200 mile-wide tempest.

It is thought between 50mm and 60mm of rain will batter Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire on Saturday.

Temperatures there will plunge to 7C on Sunday, with widespread frost expected overnight into Sunday morning. Snow is unlikely to be a threat to the region.

Saturday's monster winds will be most dangerous in Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and surrounding areas.

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