Met Office Issues Amber Weather Warning For Parts Of Region As Storm Dennis Approaches

The Met Office has issued an Amber warning of heavy rain of up to 40mm  and strong wind of up to 60mph for parts of Dumfries and Galloway Between, The rest of the region is under a Yellow warning from 12:00 noon  on Saturday the 15th of February 2020 and 11.00pm that evening.

Storm Dennis is expected to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel later Saturday.

Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect southern Scotland during Saturday, particularly through the afternoon. Around 15-25 mm of rain will fall widely with 30-40 mm possible, this will combine with snow melt exacerbating the impacts.

A band of rain and strong winds will move eastwards across western, southern and central Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday. South to southwesterly winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph along exposed coasts and over high ground. In addition some heavy rainfall is expected at times with accumulations of up to 40 mm on high ground. This may lead to some local flooding, especially where coupled with snow melt over parts Scotland.

What to expect
• Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
• Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
• Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
• Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
• A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
• Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely
What should I do?

More info available from the Met Office HERE

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