FRESH storm heartache is on the way hot on the heels of Ciara, which brought a third day of damage and disruption yesterday.

Emergency services faced a busy day yesterday as they grappled with the rain and high winds brought by Storm Ciara.

Now Storm Dennis is set to bring heavy rain to south Cumbria at the weekend with no let-up to the extreme weather.

Te impacts from this low-pressure system are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara but will bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK, the Met Office said.

Yellow weather warnings for rain have been updated for Saturday and Sunday.

Storm Dennis will bring rain from 12pm on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday.

A National Severe Weather Warning for wind has been issued for much of England and Wales, further warnings are likely to be issued in the coming days.

Steve Ramsdale, chief meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely.

"Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”

Winds were so high yesterday Barrow's Holland & Barrett forced a call-out from firefighters after the shop sign became loose.

The Coast Road was also closed to motorists at high tide.

On top of that a number of homes in Barrow were left without water after a pipe burst.

The Met Office said over the weekend wind gusts will widely reach in excess of 50mph, even across some inland areas, with gusts of over 60mph possible over hills, coastal areas and exposed locations.

Heavy rain is also expected with the storm and with already saturated ground there is a risk of further flooding. Storm Dennis is expected to bring a range of impacts, including delays and cancellations to transport services, damage to power supplies and large coastal waves.