Storm Dennis has been upgraded to a “bomb cyclone” as the storm approaches Britain’s shores tonight.
The storm will bring heavy rain, flash flooding and gale force winds.
Storm Dennis became a ‘bomb cyclone’ on Thursday night, when air pressure dropped by 24 millibars within 24 hours.
The Storm is likely to cause gusts of up to 50mph around the country until midday tomorrow, rising to 70mph in southern and western coastal areas.
The amber warning is in place from noon today until 3pm tomorrow and a wider yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in place until 9pm.
This covers southern England, the North West, Wales, Cumbria and the Pennines, with up to two inches of rain forecast.
Over 170 flood alerts are in place across the country.
The Met Office, said: ‘There is a risk of significant impacts from flooding, including damage to property and danger to life from fast flowing floodwater.’