Orange Weather Warning given for Limerick

Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire

Workers construct flood defences in West Yorkshire

John Curtin, the organization's executive director of flood and coastal risk management, said Storm Dennis has the potential to be a "perfect storm" and "a step up from what we have seen before".

In England alone, 800 properties were left flooded when Storm Ciara struck, the EA said. Kilkenny County Council says that surface water and debris is expected on all routes, and is advising people to exercise caution and adjust their speed taking account of the conditions.

As the county braces for Storm Dennis, which is forecast to hit the region over the weekend, the NFU is also preparing itself for another spike in claims caused by damaged and some localised flooding.

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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl Wales

Thankfully the core of Storm Dennis stays well to our northwest as it rapidly strengthens before pirouetting (the Fujiwhara effect) around Fridays low and comes back to visit us on Sunday as it slowly weakens.

The Scottish Government and Police Scotland have issued weather warnings, with Storm Dennis expected to bring gales and heavy rain.

"The weather conditions may also result in some flight delays".

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The forecaster said: "Further spells of heavy rain tonight with some thundery downpours likely and further flooding".

Households living near rail lines have been asked to secure any loose gardens items, after several trampolines were blown on to the tracks last weekend.

The Environment Agency predicts flooding will be worse than last weekend as the ground is already saturated.

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On Sunday, a yellow warning for wind and rain will remain in place for the rest of southern Scotland, the central belt, the west coast and parts of the north-west from 7am until 8pm on Saturday.

As of 11pm on Friday, there were 12 flood warnings - meaning flooding is "expected" - and 141 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - in places across the country.

In Ireland, Met Eireann has issued warnings for the whole country, with severe gusts of up to 74mph (120km) possible in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

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A weather warning for wind is in place for the Grantham area.

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