Published: Sun, February 16, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dublin Airport confirms multiple cancelled flights due to Storm Dennis

Dublin Airport confirms multiple cancelled flights due to Storm Dennis

Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that's already seen the army deployed to help out residents in northern England and the Royal Navy assist in a search and rescue operation.

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: "Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday".

Hurricane-force winds of up to 98 miles per hour and monster waves that could reach over 100 feet were roaring across the North Atlantic on Saturday, the U.S. National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center said.

With eight weather warnings covering much of the country, communities battered by Storm Ciara are bracing for further damage and disruption.

Organisers stated on Facebook the "potential impact of Storm Dennis during Saturday and into Sunday is too great a risk for us to take".

High winds are causing major travel disruption in and around Scotland's capital. Tens of thousands of passengers were being affected on a busy travel day for British families, as most schools in the country closed down for a mid-winter break.

Todmorden railway line to CLOSE for Storm Dennis
The Irish national forecaster is warning that "severe and damaging" gusts of up to 120km/h across the south-east of the country. Around 20-40 mm of rain will fall widely with 50-80 mm likely across parts of northern and southern England.

Up to five inches of rain is possible in some parts of Devon, which could cause a risk of flooding, the Met Office says.

The U.K. national meteorological service, known as the Met Office, issued several heavy rain warnings for areas of England and Wales.

Pedestrians walk along the promenade as huge waves crash against the sea wall at Porthcawl, Wales, as Storm Dennis hits the United Kingdom on Saturday. According to AP, at least two persons have been killed due to the extreme weather.

Mytholmroyd residents look out over the flood barricades as soldiers increase defenses against Storm Dennis. British Airways has also canceled flights.

The MoD said 75 personnel from 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, will be aiding the Environment Agency (EA) in constructing barriers and repairing flood defences in Ilkley and Calderdale, while 70 Reservists from 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has also been tasked with providing support where required.

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