A NEW storm is on its way following a week where the Tyne Valley has already been hit by flooding and snow.

Areas including Haydon Bridge, Corbridge and Bellingham were flooded at the weekend after Storm Ciara caused heavy rainfall. 

Temperatures plummeted overnight on Monday, and some areas across the Tyne Valley experienced snowfall overnight and on Tuesday morning. Snow blanketed the border between Northumberland and Cumbria, while Kielder also experienced heavy snowfall. 

Now the Met Office has warned that Storm Dennis is approaching. Although it is not expected to be as severe as Ciara, it will still bring widespread gales and heavy rain to large parts of the country.

The incoming storm has prompted the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning for large parts of England and Wales on Saturday, with the UK facing gales of 50mph and risks of flooding.

Met Office forecasters have warned that homes and businesses could be flooded and there is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life. 

There could also be delays and cancellations to public transport and driving conditions could become difficult.