Posted: 11.02.20 at 09:18 by Zola Hargreaves
The Met Office has announced weather warnings for Saturday and Sunday in Cowbridge and across the Vale of Glamorgan as Storm Dennis hits.
It will bring very strong winds and heavy rain and potential for disruption to many parts of Wales.
What to expect (wind):
• There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
• There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
• There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
• There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
• There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
• There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
Very strong winds in association with Storm Dennis are expected on Saturday across many parts of England and Wales. Gusts of over 50 mph are expected in Cowbridge.
Heavy rain associated with Storm Dennis is expected to affect parts of England and Wales over the weekend and may bring some disruption.
What to expect (rain):
• There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
• There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
• Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
• Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
• There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
• There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely. Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.
“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”