The UK is preparing for a second weekend of weather disruption, as experts warn Storm Dennis could inflict more damage than Ciara when it arrives.
Severe weather warnings are in place for most of the UK – and forecasters say a month’s worth of rain could fall in some places.
EasyJet has cancelled 234 flights to, from and within the UK – affecting at least 40,000 passengers.
— easyJet (@easyJet) February 15, 2020
Almost 150 departures and arrivals have been cancelled at London’s Gatwick Airport, the airline’s main base.
British Airways has grounded 40 departures to and from Heathrow on Saturday afternoon and evening in a bid to protect the rest of the schedule, merging some short-haul flights that are travelling to the same destination.
The Army is being deployed as extra support in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.
There are still flood warnings in place across parts of the North, South East and South West of England.
— Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) February 15, 2020
It comes after Storm Ciara flooded hundreds of homes last weekend.
The Environment Agency has warned flooding is likely to be worse this weekend as already saturated ground is met with a “perfect storm” of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow.
Amber warnings for rain and yellow warnings for wind are in place for most of the country from Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening.
#StormDennis has been rapidly developing overnight and will continue to deepen through today.
The central pressure is forecast to get near to 920 hectopascals (millibars) which is one of the lowest known pressures in the North Atlantic pic.twitter.com/e2nv6vswz6
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 15, 2020