Communities hit hard by Storm Ciara prepare for Storm Dennis

UPDATE Orange Weather Warning given for Limerick

Storm Dennis has brought heavy rain and strong winds to the United Kingdom this weekend, causing disruption for many.

Storm Dennis is the fourth named storm of 2020, and is due to hit the United Kingdom on Saturday afternoon, bringing with it strong wind and the chance of heavy rain. Gale warnings were also issued in Iceland.

We will continue to work closely with other organisations to keep routes as clear as possible should we see a repeat of hard conditions caused by Storm Ciara.

Hundreds of flights to and from Britain have been canceled and the flights arriving earlier on Saturday faced tough landing conditions.

There is also a risk of thundery showers and localised flooding is likely.

EasyJet has warned of "significant disruption" to its operations whilst Luton Airport is advising passengers to check with their airlines before setting off from home.

Additional weather warnings are possible for the remainder of the weekend as adverse conditions associated with Storm Dennis are expected to continue into Sunday.

The Ministry of Defence has deployed British Army personnel to assist people in West Yorkshire, which was badly hit by flooding during last weekend's Storm Ciara.

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The Department of Culture has advised the public not to visit national parks while the warnings are in place.

Some parts of England, Scotland and Wales are under an amber alert for heavy rain, while also affected by strong winds.

Britain's Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings covering most of the country.

It will come into effect at 10am and will remain in place until 10pm.

There are 224 flood warnings in place, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action required.

"It's quite an extreme move but we have seen widespread falls across the whole region", forecaster Greg Dewhurst said.

There's a status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick, which begins at 8pm on Saturday night.

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