Across the United Kingdom, people are experiencing another weekend of strong winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding as Storm Dennis hits the region.
“Storm Dennis will bring another very unsettled spell of weather this weekend with a risk of flooding, particularly in parts of England and Wales and also southern Scotland, where snowmelt will add to the flood risk,” Steve Willington, chief meteorologist for the Met Office, said in a statement.
Storm Dennis is now one of the five strongest nontropical cyclones on record in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, according to The Washington Post.
The storm intensified rapidly over the ocean after combining with another bomb cyclone that had hit Iceland.
Minimum central air pressure of 920 millibars was recorded on Saturday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Prediction Center.
Lower air pressures mean stronger storms. The current pressure is similar to that seen in Category 4 hurricanes.