BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood has sparked travel chaos fears as the cold temperatures from Storm Dennis mean flooding and ice on untreated surfaces. The Met Office said the storm will continue to bring extremely strong winds, with transport severely disrupted on Monday morning. There is currently a yellow weather warning across Scotland, north England and the coasts of Wales and southwest England.
Ms Kirkwood said: “We’ve got sunny spells and blustery showers but having said that we’re not out of the woods just yet.
“Currently there are five severe flood warnings in force and 310 flood warnings out in England, Wales and also Scotland.
“Storm Denis is going to continue to push towards Scandinavia but the isobars show it’s still going to be windy.
“The Met Office still has wind warnings out, the strongest winds today across the far north of Scotland gusting 60mph to 70mph.
“In addition to that it’s not going to be bone dry, the forecast is sunshine and showers.
“The showers are coming in from the west and moving eastwards. Some of them heavy, some of them merging, some with hail, thunder and lightning.
“Temperature wise we’re looking at around 9C to 11C.
“It’s still going to be a blustery night, still a lot of showers and some of them wintry on hills.
“Also like this morning, there is still a risk of ice on untreated surfaces.”
Ms Kirkwood added: “We had so much rain over the weekend that wasn’t just falling at lower levels and into the rivers, it was falling into the hills.
“We still have that rain to come down from those catchment areas to lower ground so there still is the risk of flooding from that as well.”
The Met Office website said Britons should expect “delays to road, rail, air, and ferry transport are likely” as well as journeys taking longer in general.
Storm Ellen WARNING: Storm Dennis to be followed by ANOTHER system? [INSIGHT]
UK snow map: Brutal weather patterns to bring snow to Britain [VIDEO]
London snow: Will it snow in London THIS WEEK? [INSIGHT]
Some areas could see short term loss of power in addition to the loss of other services.
The forecaster said: “It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.”
Met Office meteorologist, Simon Partridge, said: “We are still feeling the effects of Storm Dennis as we wake up first thing this morning.
“It’s a much colder feel and a mixture of blustery showers around as well but it’s another windy day particularly in the west and the north.”
Source: Read Full Article