16.9 C
Harrow on the Hill
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
HomeNewsHarrow set for more disruption as ‘Storm Dennis’ approaches

Harrow set for more disruption as ‘Storm Dennis’ approaches

Harrow is set for another wet and windy weekend as Storm Dennis sets in on Saturday and Sunday.

The storm has been named by the Met Office, and will bring heavy rain and widespread strong winds to Harrow starting on Saturday. The storm comes just one week after Storm Ciara battered Harrow causing chaotic scenes across the borough. Heavy rain and winds of almost 100mph hit Harrow last weekend with weather warnings issued across the country.

Harrow saw trees blown down, a crane partially collapsed and travel issues affected for the entire borough. There was also a power outage for nearly 3,000 homes.

Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday. Although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely. Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said Storm Dennis would bring severe gales and heavy rain. He also said that Saturday is expected to be “the most hazardous day”.

The Met Office have issued weather warnings for both Saturday and Sunday. (Credit: BBC Weather App)

“Whilst it’s going to be very windy, they do look like they will be a touch down to what we saw with Storm Ciara,” he added.

North London is expected to see a 60 per cent chance of rain from 9am Saturday morning, before heavier rain later in the evening at around 9pm.

If you have a news story or footage/images that you think we would be interested in publishing, please WhatsApp us on 07999 293 922 or email info@harrowonline.org. Please remember to state your name and let us know if you wish to be credited in our posts.

(Image Credit: Zaranawab89 via Instagram)