Storm Dennis causes UK chaos for 50,000 airline passengers

Dennis the travel Menace: Brutal tempest causes UK chaos for 50,000 airline passengers with 250 flights grounded, ferries cancelled and misery on the roads and rails Storm Dennis set to bring 70mph winds and 100mm of rainfall as amber weather warnings remain in place  40,000 passengers were affected by travel disruption as budget airline easyJet cancels 234 flights today  Another 60 will not take off tomorrow - affecting a further 10,000 people - as the storm brings 70mph winds

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline

Published: 16:30 GMT, 15 February 2020 | Updated: 16:40 GMT, 15 February 2020

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Storm Dennis has caused wide-spread travel disruption up and down the country as high winds and heavy rainfall sweep the nation. 

Amber weather warnings are place from noon today until 3pm tomorrow across Dartmoor and south Devon, most of Wales, the Pennines and large swathes of Yorkshire.

No fewer than 40,000 passengers have been affected by travel disruption so far as budget airline easyJet cancels 234 flights 

Another 60 will not take off tomorrow - affecting a further 10,000 people - as the storm brings 70mph winds and 100mm of rainfall to some areas.

Storm Dennis has caused wide-spread travel disruption up and down the country as high winds and heavy rainfall sweep the nation. Pictured: Passengers were forced to disembark trains at Peterborough as Storm Dennis caused disruptions to train services

Storm Dennis has caused wide-spread travel disruption up and down the country as high winds and heavy rainfall sweep the nation. Pictured: Passengers were forced to disembark trains at Peterborough as Storm Dennis caused disruptions to train services

Severe delays were also seen on roads leading to the Port of Dover. A huge line of lorries stretched back for miles

Severe delays were also seen on roads leading to the Port of Dover. A huge line of lorries stretched back for miles

A huge line of lorries stretched back for miles

P&O Ferries confirmed they were 'expecting delays to continue throughout the day due to technical issues and forecasted weather'

A huge line of lorries stretched back for miles as P&O Ferries confirmed they were 'expecting delays to continue throughout the day due to technical issues and forecasted weather'

British Airways has cancelled around 20 to 30 flights due to the storm. 

Frustrated travellers took to Twitter to vent their anger at their ruined half term plans.

Danny

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