Weather warning for 'very strong winds' in Sunderland ahead of Storm Dennis hitting the North East
Sunderland families are in for a windy weekend as Met Office forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning ahead of Storm Dennis.
The Met Office’s alert, updated on Wednesday, February 12, warns of “very strong winds” which will cause impact across our region and disruption on our local roads over Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 when Storm Dennis is due to hit.
The warning, which affects most of the UK, will come into force at around 10am on Saturday and shows no sign of leaving until midnight on Sunday.
Forecasters have warned that the blustery winds could cause disruption.
A statement on the Met Office website said: “Storm Dennis will bring very strong winds over the weekend. Disruption to travel is likely across parts of England and Wales at times.”
Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely and spray and large waves are predicted at the coast.
There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings and a possibility of power cuts.
The warning was updated to extend the warning period and to include a greater part of northern England – including our area.
Heavy rain is also forecast in Sunderland between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday, and from 6am to 9am on Sunday.
The Met Office forecast for Saturday, February 15 to Sunday, February 16 said: “Remaining very unsettled with some heavy rain at times and strong winds or gales interspersed with brief drier spells. Becoming milder after a frosty start to Friday.”