Colwyn Bay and Conwy braces for Storm Dennis this weekend


February 14, 2020

Conwy is bracing itself for another weekend of bad weather after moderate winds and rain swept in overnight into Friday morning.

In readiness for another expected weekend of disruption, Conwy Council have been patrolling the area clearing and checking culverts and debris screens to mimimise the effect of surface water and any flash flooding.

As of Friday morning the worst of weather is expected to move in from early Saturday with the arrival of Storm Dennis.

Storm Dennis will bring widespread, heavy and persistent rain over the weekend with a medium risk of flooding, particularly in areas already saturated with rain water. Parts of mid and South Wales look to be the worst hit.

From 10am on Saturday until 23:59 on Sunday, a yellow wind warning is in place. A warning for rain is in place from lunchtime Saturday until 9pm on Sunday evening.

There is the risk of further flooding, so all residents are asked to take precautions wherever possible.

On Saturday downpours of heavy rain are expected across North West Wales spreading towards the east as the day goes on. High south-westerly winds are expected by lunchtime with speeds expected to average 60mph particularly along the coast and on high ground.

Sunday will remain wet with heavy rain before clearing towards Monday, however winds are expected to remain fresh to strong.

Transport for Wales have said passengers should prepare for possible cancellations on public transport due to rain and wind.

Where possible the bus replacement service between the Conwy Valley and the coast will continue to run over the weekend, but all passengers are asked to check before they travel due to expected worsening conditions.

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