The Met Office have finally sprung into action and have this morning, and rather belatedly in my opinion when compared to their hair trigger like response in the naming of storms Ciara and Dennis, issued a yellow warning for strong winds across Scotland for Monday.
By this time last week the Met Office had already issued an amber warning for rain and had named a storm. Monday looks a little more problematic, but that hasn’t stopped them issuing a yellow warning for heavy rain, but what about the wind?
If the Met Office are too frit to name it storm Ellen, then Met Eireann might jump in and do it for them.
The Met Office have been making a big play about how they spotted an embryonic Dennis developing in a two hundred knot jet stream of the eastern seaboard of America five or six days out, so let’s see how they do with this one.
A windy night across large parts of IONA as we say a fond farewell to storm Dennis and his dog!
Storm Dennis is making a bit of a pirouette to the north of Scotland during Sunday, and if these forecast charts are correct will take another swipe at the north of Scotland as Gnasher tightens the flow in the early hours of Monday morning.
The emphasis for storm Dennis is on heavy rain rather than strong wind as orange splodges appear across England and Wales during Saturday and Sunday
I don’t think low Uta will get quite as deep as the all time record low for the North Atlantic, but it won’t be far off either (corrected).
So storm Dennis is expected to arrive on Saturday the fourth named storm of the season and thankfully with a good old fashioned name that we can all pronounce.
Rather incredibly storm Ciara has now been re-christened ‘storm of the century’ by the Daily Express. Well it beats my rather uninspiring headline I suppose.
Met Office salve their own conscience about naming storm Ciara by conjuring up an amber warning for Sunday
Perhaps the Met Office should only name a storm if they have already issued an amber strong wind warning for it.