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Lincolnshire braced for strong winds from Storm Dennis

It could cause travel disruption

Storm Dennis could cause havoc and disruption with very strong winds in Lincolnshire this weekend, a week after Storm Ciara ripped apart the sails and the cap at a 176-year-old Dobson’s Mill in Burgh le Marsh.

The Met Office has put a yellow warning for wind in place between midday and midnight on Saturday, February 15, which will impact on Lincolnshire.

A National Severe Weather Warning for wind has been issued for much of England and Wales, and further warnings are likely to be issued in the coming days.

Homes, businesses including the Lincolnshire Co-op foodstore in Witham St Hughs, and a 176-year-old windmill suffered in the grip of Storm Ciara last week, and fallen trees and debris caused a chain of road closures.

Humberside Fire and Rescue previously said the Humber Bridge is likely to remain closed to at-risk vehicles until Wednesday, February 12.

Storm Dennis will bring very strong winds and potential disruption to Lincolnshire. Photo: Met Office

It is not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara, but Dennis will bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK.

The Met Office has issued the following guidance of what to expect:

  • 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

Lincoln weekend weather forecast

Lincoln weather forecast for Saturday, February 15. Photo: Met Office

Lincoln weather forecast for Sunday, February 16. Photo: Met Office