Fixtures are in jeopardy this weekend as Storm Dennis prepares to put games across the country at risk.
Forest Green are set to travel to Oldham Athletic on Saturday and local league football and rugby fixtures are in doubt as the cyclone hurtles towards the UK.
As it stands, Rovers’ trip to Oldham isn’t in jeopardy at this stage. However, the Academy Under 18 and Under 16 games away to Barnet tomorrow have both fallen foul of the storm and are now scheduled for Saturday, March 28.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Dennis, covering England, Wales and large parts of Scotland on Saturday, and the entire UK on Sunday.
These include amber warnings stating that flooding could cause a danger to life, power cuts are expected and there is a good chance transport links will be impacted.
Winds of up to 70mph and severe downpours are forecast.
Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Storm Dennis will bring a disruptive spell of weather over the weekend, and there are warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain.
“In parts of Devon, South Wales, northern England and a swathe of southern England – stretching from Andover eastwards – rainfall is expected to be particularly heavy and persistent, and these areas are covered by amber warnings because of the risk of flooding and other disruption.”
The Environment Agency said there is a “heightened risk of flooding” across much of southern, central and northern England this weekend.
As of noon on Friday it had issued 12 flood warnings for England – where flooding is “expected” – and 97 flood alerts, where flooding is “possible”.