Storm Dennis NI weather alert issued by Met Office - gusts of up to 70mph and worst of storm due to strike on Monday

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning ahead of the arrival of Storm Dennis at the weekend.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:05 am

The weather alert applies to all of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

"Potential for very strong winds to develop across the region in association with Storm Dennis," reads the warning on the Met Office's official website.

"The location and strength of the strongest winds is uncertain at this stage, but there is a small chance that winds will gust up to 70 mph for a time.

"More typically winds will gusts to 50 mph at times.

"The strongest winds could also coincide with the Monday morning peak travel period," added the Met Office.

The warning was issued on Wednesday morning and is valid for 24 hours beginning at 12.00pm on Sunday.

This, according to the Met Office, is what people should expect from Storm Dennis when it arrives in Northern Ireland:

- Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

- Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves

- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Parts of Northern Ireland felt the full force of Storm Ciara last weekend (pictured) but now it's Storm Dennis' turn. (Photo: Pacemaker)

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