Storm Dennis is set to bring very strong winds and heavy rain across Mid Wales this weekend.

The Met Office has issued two weather warnings. A yellow warning for rain is in place from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday. While the yellow warning for wind is expected to last from Saturday afternoon until midnight. 

Gusts of 50mph are expected widely inland with 60mph in some places, and up to 70mph along the coast.

Meteorologists say Storm Dennis may cause travel disruption.

The Met Office said: "The impacts from this low-pressure system are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara but will bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK.

"Heavy rain associated with Storm Dennis is expected to move east across England and Wales on Saturday and Sunday.

"Accumulations of 15 to 30 mm are expected widely, with 50 to 70 mm across parts of the higher ground in the west.

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

What to expect

  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris.
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.