Storm Dennis: the cities where employees miss work due to weather

As the UK is about to be hit by storm Dennis, which quickly followed storm Ciara, a list has been compiled revealing the top 10 cities where workers have missed work due to bad weather. found out that 33 per cent of workers had missed work due to bad weather. Cardiff came in at top of the list of the cities that sees employees being unable to make it to work due to bad weather.

The top 10 cities are:

  • Cardiff, 90 per cent
  • Exeter, 89 per cent
  • Bangor, 83 per cent
  • Lancaster, 82 per cent
  • York, 80 per cent
  • Sunderland, 80 per cent
  • Sheffield, 79 per cent
  • Belfast, 75 per cent
  • Edinburgh, 75 per cent
  • Glasgow, 74 per cent


Richard Evans, head of technical services at, said:

With the worst of the winter weather ahead of us, we’d advise all drivers to make sure their car is ready for the icy weather. Fewer than half of the motorists we polled said they had everything they felt they needed in their car for bad weather, it’s also important to check this too and get stocked up on things you might need now. Take extra care when driving in the ice and snow, leave the ice skating to the professionals.

Over half of UK workers (63 per cent) have a mobile phone charger in the car and just over a quarter have nothing in the car which could help,them if bad weather hits. The UK Met Office has also warned that the saturated ground from Ciara could increase the risk of flooding during Dennis.

The survey conducted for this research spoke to 2,000 UK drivers.

On the other side of extreme weather, in August 2019, Westfield Health found that 48 per cent of employees suffer from chronic workplace stress or ‘burnout’ during the overly pressurised summer months.

The second wellbeing index report found that the average employee took off four days because of anxiety, depression or stress during summer.





Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.