Move Over Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis Is Set To Batter Manchester This Weekend

By Laura Rogan

Just when we thought it had all blown over…

Storm Ciara really did a number on us last weekend, with sinkholes spotted in Rochdale, risk of evacuation in Ramsbottom and road closures on the M62 (which was no surprise at all) – and now, Storm Dennis is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain all over again.

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Expected to roll in on Saturday, a National Severe Weather Warning has been issued, with Met Office advising that further weather warnings are likely to come into play in the coming days.

While the storm is not expected to be as aggressive as last week’s Storm Ciara, ‘danger to life’ warnings have been issued for Saturday 15 February for much of the UK, including Greater Manchester.

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The warning states that the storm will bring strong winds which will cause potential disruptions this weekend, with predictions that some roads and bridges will need to be closed as a result. Power cuts have also been predicted, as well as damage to buildings.


Flooding has been ruled a possibility, which may cause further devastation for areas that were affected due to burst banks last weekend.

Weather warnings have been rife this week – with a snow and ice warning issued for Greater Manchester tomorrow (February 13), too. Best get the wellies out ready.