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Storm Dennis to hit Cornwall with up to 140mm of rain

Storm Dennis to hit Cornwall with up to 140mm of rain

Published by Emma Carton at 7:19am 14th February 2020. (Updated at 2:35pm 14th February 2020)

Archive photo of storm waves at Penzance.

The Met Office says Storm Dennis could hit parts of the south-west with up to 140mm of rain.

A DOUBLE weather warning has been issued for downpours and gales of up to 70mph.

The alert for strong winds kicks in at 10am on Saturday, followed by the rain warning at 12pm.

We are being warned to expect huge waves, further flooding, and two days of travel disruption.

It comes just a day after super high tide sparked coastal flooding in Fowey and Looe: Read More.

Scroll down to check when and where the worst will hit or track Storm Dennis at the link below...

What weather warnings are in force?

Strong Winds: The Met Office warning will be in force from 10am on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday.

Torrential Rain: A yellow weather warning will be in force for Cornwall from 12pm on Saturday until 9pm on Sunday.

Torrential Rain: An amber weather warning for parts of Devon will be in force from 12pm on Saturday until 3pm on Sunday.

Forecasters say we can expect:


  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves


  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

What is the full forecast?

"Strong winds in association with Storm Dennis are expected on Saturday and Sunday across many parts of England and Wales. 

"The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull overnight, before increasing again during Sunday. 

"Gusts of 50mph are expected inland. Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70mph are likely. 

"The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain at times, leading to particularly poor driving conditions.

"Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect parts of England and Wales over the weekend with a higher likelihood of impacts now expected in some areas. 

"Around 20-40mm of rain will fall widely with 50-80mm likely across parts of northern and southern England. 

"Over the higher ground of Wales and south-west England, 120-140 mm of rain is possible in a few locations. 

"This rain is expected to fall across areas already wet from recent rainfall".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall and Devon here or watch the full forecast below...

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