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Storm Dennis LIVE: Two are found dead as bad weather continues to grip Britain

  • At least 50,000 passengers have been affected by flight cancellations
  • Network Rail said Storm Dennis will disrupt journeys this weekend 
  • Storm Dennis has 'deepened extremely rapidly' across the Atlantic overnight 

THE Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for much of the UK this weekend, as Storm Dennis strikes.

A "perfect storm" of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow could leave hundreds of UK homes flooded this week.

Winds of up to 70mph are set to batter Brits and are expected to be worse than the gales Storm Ciara brought last week.

Follow our Storm Dennis live blog for all the latest news and updates.

 

  • April Roach 's avatarApril Roach5 days ago15th February 2020

    DRIVER TAKES ON NARROW BRIDGE OVER FULL FLOW YORKSHIRE RIVER

    A Yorkshire shepherdess' video of her driving over an old bridge with an incredibly tight squeeze has received more than a thousand likes on Twitter.

    The hill farmer said she stalled once but didn't scrape her car as she slowly navigated it over the narrow bridge in Swaledale – one of the highest and “remotest” hill farms in England.

    She said: “It's a bit narrow for modern vehicles but when the river is in full flow it is the only way in and out of the farm.”

  • April Roach 's avatarApril Roach5 days ago15th February 2020

    SURFING THE WAVES

    Not everyone has stayed tucked up indoors away from the miserable weekend weather.

    This afternoon Kite surfers, near Worthing, made the most of the strong offshore winds brought on by Storm Dennis.

  • April Roach 's avatarApril Roach5 days ago15th February 2020

    STORM DENNIS IS BRUTAL 'BOMB CYCLONE'

    Storm Dennis continues to batter the Porthleven harbour in Cornwall.

    The country-wide storm is now a “bomb cyclone”, or explosive cyclogenesis which is caused by a sharp drop in air pressure within a storm.

    This can create winds of up to 95mph.

    It happens when the air pressure drops by 24 millibars within 24 hours, which shifts the weather dramatically.

    “An easier way to think of it is, it's a low pressure weather system that drops really quickly,” said Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst.

  • April Roach 's avatarApril Roach5 days ago15th February 2020

    STORM DENNIS CLAIMS SECOND VICTIM

    The body of a man who fell overboard a tanker in rough seas has been found near Margate Harbour.

    A body was found in the water at about 1pm after a seven-hour search in what the coastguard said were “very rough seas”.

    Lifeboats were looking up to eight miles out to sea, while coastguard crews searched the shoreline.

    The news comes after a teenage boy tragically died in rough seas off the coast of Herne Bay, Kent.

  • April Roach 's avatarApril Roach5 days ago15th February 2020

    TEEN DIES AS STORM DENNIS BATTERS BRITAIN

    A teenage boy tragically died in the rough seas after getting into trouble in the water off the coast of Herne Bay, Kent.

    Emergency crews and a rescue helicopter was scrambled to Western Esplande just after 12pm on Saturday afternoon.

    Kent Fire and rescue, Coastguard search and rescue teams and Hart Paramedics battled to try and save the young man who was found washed up on the beach.

    The beach remains sealed off while police conduct an investigation and the parents of the teenager have been informed of his death.

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