AS parts of the county are still reeling from Storm Ciara, Cumbria is bracing itself for the full impact of Storm Dennis.

The weather warning, which will hit the county for two days, comes less than a week after dozens of homes were flooded.

A Met Office weather warning was updated yesterday morning to include a warning for strong winds. The yellow warning for wind and rain is in place for the whole weekend.

Storm Dennis is expected to bring rain from 12pm on Saturday until 9pm on Sunday, while the warning for wind is in place from 10am on Saturday until midnight on Sunday.

A spokeswoman from the Met Office told the News & Star: “It’s going to be a wet and windy weekend.

“Friday will also be a wet and windy day and then we’ll start to see the winds picking up in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“The rain will arrive through the early hours of Saturday morning and will persist until after dark.

“The winds will be pretty strong," she added, "but the rain will have more of an impact and will be the most persistent.”

It is expected that wind speeds could reach up to 50mph on mainland, and in coastal areas between 60mph and 70mph.

The Met Office has also predicted that the county could see between 40mm to 50mm of rainfall, with higher ground potentially receiving as much as 80mm.

What to expect:

n Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely and there is a chance some roads and bridges could close;

n Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves;

n There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs;

n There is a slight chance power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage;

n There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life;

n There is a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings;

n There is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services;

n Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures;

n There is a small chance some communities become cut off by flooded roads;

n There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services.