Recently the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland witnessed destructive storm named Dennis
Key highlights about Storm Dennis
- Storm Dennis was a European windstorm which, in February 2020, became one of the most intense extratropical cyclones ever recorded
- It was the thirteenth named storm of the 2019–20 European windstorm season
How did the storm move?
- A precursor low over North America was named by The Weather Channel, which unofficially named it Mabel, moving eastwards across the southern United States.
- After bringing blizzard conditions to the Midwest and heavy snowfall to New England, the cyclone emerged into the North Atlantic, where it redeveloped into Storm Dennis, officially named by the Met Office on 11 February – Dennis subsequently underwent explosive intensification on 13 February, reaching its near-record low pressure south of Iceland the following day.
- Destructive winds and heavy rainfall moved south into the British Isles over the weekend of 15–16 February as Dennis passed north of Scotland; the storm subsequently began to weaken, making landfall in Norway the following day.