Met Office issue weather warning for wind as Storm Dennis set to hit Scarborough this weekend

The second storm is as many weeks is set to hit the UK this weekend, and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind for the coast.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:36 pm

Storm Dennis will bring very strong winds and potential for disruption to many parts of England and Wales on Saturday.

The yellow weather warning for wind has been put in place from 12pm to midnight on Saturday February 15.

The Met Office say further warnings are likely to be issued in the coming days.

Waves crash against the Spa Wall on Scarborough's South Bay during Storm Ciara. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely.

"Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm."

What to expect?

The Met Office says there is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris and of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

Journey times could be longer as road, air, rail and ferry service face cancellations and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage though the chance of this is small.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Will is be as bad as Storm Ciara?

Over the weekend wind gusts will widely reach in excess of 50mph, even across some inland areas, with gusts of over 60mph possible over hills, coastal areas and exposed locations.

While these winds have the potential to bring impacts they are not as strong as the gusts we saw last weekend with Storm Ciara when a gust of 97mph was recorded on the Isle of Wight.

Heavy rain is also expected with the storm and with already saturated ground there is a risk of further flooding.

A full weather forecast for the rest of the week for Scarborough can be found here.