Met Office weather warnings remain in place following the arrival of Storm Dennis this weekend, along with a number of flood warnings and alerts across the country. Dennis arrived hot on the tails of Storm Ciara, who brought widespread travel disruption and flooding to the UK.
- Met Office yellow warnings remain in place for much of the UK today (Monday).
- Major flooding and landslide incidents declared in south Wales and parts of England this weekend.
- More than 600 flood warnings and alerts issued by Environment Agency, including five severe ‘danger to life’ warnings.
- With “unsettled” weather patterns forecast for the coming weeks, there are fears for the development of Storm Ellen.
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8.20pm update: Met Office forecast ‘unsettled’ conditions in coming weeks
The Met Office long-range weather forecast currently predicts “unsettled and often windy conditions” between February 21 and March 1.
Rain is forecast to be “heaviest across western and especially northwestern areas”, while the east and southeast are expected to get the most of bright, dry conditions.
Later in the period, some snow showers could be seen more in low levels in the north.
8.15am update: Travel disruption in Scotland this morning
Forth Bridge in Scotland is still open, according to its website.
However the Forth Road Bridge remains closed to double decker buses, motorcyles, cyclists and pedestrians.
The Queensferry Crossing remains open, as its wind shielding offers some protection from current weather conditions.
8.10am update: How the Met Office names storms
Annually the Met Office decides the storm names for the coming year.
This year, we have already witnessed Storm Atiyah, Storm Brendan, Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.
Next on the list is Storm Ellen, followed by Storm Francis, Storm Gerda and Storm Hugh.
8am update: Met Office weather warning issued
A Met Office yellow wind warning is in place until 11am on Monday.
The warning has been active since 10am on Sunday.
The Met Office warn: “Storm Dennis will bring some very strong winds and transport disruption during Sunday and into Monday morning.”
7.50am update: Hundreds of flood warnings issued with warnings of ‘danger to life’
More than 600 flood alerts have been issued across England by the Environment Agency.
Five severe warnings, which warn of a danger to life, have been issued for the following areas:
- River Teme at Eardiston
- River Teme at Little Hereford and Ashford Carbonel
- River Teme at Ludlow
- River Teme at Tenbury Wells and Burford
- River Wye at Blackmarstone, Hereford
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