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Met Eireann reveals how Storm Dennis will affect Ireland this weekend

By Darragh Murphy

February 12, 2020 at 11:17am

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Storm Dennis is set to bring strong winds and plenty of rain to Ireland this weekend.

It seems that storms are like buses in that you wait ages for one and then several arrive at once.

It feels like the effects of Storm Ciara are still being felt in parts of the country but, apparently, we should already be preparing ourselves for the arrival of Storm Dennis.

The Met Office in the United Kingdom named the upcoming storm on Tuesday and while Storm Dennis is not expected to be as severe as Storm Ciara, effects will be felt in Ireland too.

Met Eireann has forecast a miserable weekend ahead and has attributed the wind and rain to the approaching Storm Dennis.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said: "A very wet and very windy start to Saturday in association with Storm Dennis. Rain in all areas during the morning, heaviest in the west, clearing to blustery showers during the afternoon. Strong and gusty southerly winds veering southwesterly with gales on coasts. Another band of heavy rain crosses the country on Saturday night with southwesterly winds remaining strong to gale force. Lows of 2 to 5 degrees.

"A wet and windy start to Sunday, with rain giving way to blustery, heavy showers during the afternoon. Showers will turn wintry over high ground. Very windy again on Sunday, strongest in the west with southwesterly gales or strong gales on coasts."

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