Met Office Storm Dennis warning: DANGER TO LIFE alert as 70mph winds to batter ...

Britons are set for a downpour this weekend due to the arrival of Storm Dennis on Saturday morning. Due to the storm, the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for parts of northern England, Wales and the south-west.

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In tandem with the amber weather warning, the Met Office has issued an almost nationwide yellow warning for wind and rain across the UK.

Such is the extreme conditions expected to hit parts of the UK, the Met Office has warned of potential “danger to life” due to the fast-flowing or deep floodwater.

The Met Office has also warned of wind speeds reaching up to 70mph (112kph) on the coast.

Commenting on the forecast over the next few days, Met Office meteorologist, Alex Deakin warned the storm will arrive early on Saturday morning.

Met Office: Several weather warnings have now been put into placeMet Office: Storm Dennis causes danger to life warning (Image: Met Office)

Met Office: The Storm will eventually move away on MondayMet Office: Storm Dennis will hit early on Saturday morning (Image: Met Office)

He added: “A band of rain swings into Northern Ireland through the morning with most parts of the UK becoming pretty soggy by Saturday lunchtime.

“It won’t just be wet but also windy.

“Winds are likely to reach 40 to 50mph inland but in places on the coast could see gust 60 to 70 mph.”

The heavy band of weather will remain for much of Saturday afternoon and Sunday with Britons across the country at risk of torrents of rain.

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Met Office: A yellow weather warning has been issued countrywideMet Office: Multiple have been issued an amber weather warning for heavy rain (Image: WX Charts)

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