SLOSHED! Dedicated drinkers snub Storm Dennis by sinking a few pints on pedal bar through streets as 60mph winds and rain hammer Dublin
Feb. 15, 2020
This is the hilarious moment a group of tourists on a pedal bus brave Storm Dennis as they are lashed by wind and rain.
The group were seen pedalling furiously through the Irish capital as amused passersby looked on.
They were spotted this afternoon enjoying their beverages as the 1,200-mile wide 'Dennis the Menace' storm brought winds of up to 60mph and 100mm of rain in some areas.
One onlooker said: 'It looked like they were doing their best to finish the tour as soon as possible and get to the nearest pub.'
The resilient tourists clearly weren't put off by the grim weather forecasts and were determined to enjoy their tour of the city, and their drinks, on the open-sided bus.
The Dublin Pedal Tours website says that riders are provided with 'ponchos for what rain the roof doesn’t keep away (to be sure to be sure)'.
They hire the buses - which come with a u-shaped bar and can carry up to eight people - to tourists including hen and stag dos and work colleagues on team building excursions.
The footage was posted on Twitter where one user joked: 'That's their morning after transport to the airport, clears the head before getting home.'
Storm Dennis became a 'bomb cyclone' on Thursday, when air pressure dropped 24 millibars within 24 hours, and the bleak weather caused flights to be cancelled trains to be delayed.
No fewer than 40,000 passengers have been affected by travel disruption so far as budget airline easyJet cancels 234 flights.
Another 60 will not take off tomorrow - affecting a further 10,000 people - as the storm brings 70mph winds and 100mm of rainfall to some areas.
Amber weather warnings are in place across Dartmoor and south Devon, most of Wales, the Pennines and large swathes of Yorkshire until 3pm tomorrow.
Storm Dennis has claimed its first two victims today as a man who fell overboard off the coast of Kent was found dead in the water, just hours after a teenage boy died after being washed up along the shore.
The Ministry of Defence has deployed British Army personnel to assist people in West Yorkshire, which was badly hit by flooding during last weekend's Storm Ciara.
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