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Storm Dennis: Another weekend of heavy rain and gales ahead for Lincoln

Brace yourself for very strong winds

Storm Dennis will bring very strong winds and potential disruption to Lincoln this weekend, a week after its sister Ciara tore across the county.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind between 12pm and 11.59pm on Saturday, February 15, which will impact Lincoln.

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. Fallen trees and debris also caused a chain of road closures.

On Monday, a sudden snow warning caught some off guard, with many areas experiencing light snow showers through the afternoon.

A yellow warning for wind has been issued by the 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

Photo: Windmill Restaurant Facebook

Lincoln weekend weather forecast

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

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

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