STORM Dennis will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the country, the Met Office has warned.

The weather service has issued several weather warnings for wind and rain from Saturday through to Monday, amid fears the storm could bring more flooding and travel disruption just one week after the country was battered by Storm Ciara.

The Met Office's chief meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: "Storm Dennis will bring another very unsettled spell of weather this weekend with a risk of flooding."

"Following Storm Ciara last weekend and further spells of rain this week, the ground is already saturated in places. With Storm Dennis bringing further heavy and persistent rain over the weekend, there is a risk of significant impacts from flooding, including damage to property and a danger to life from fast flowing floodwater.

"Our advice is to keep an eye on the latest weather forecast and weather warnings for your area and to follow the safety advice from officials."

The office has also advised the public to sign up for flood warnings by phone, text, or email and access the latest advice by searching 'sign up for flood warnings' on the government's website.

Mr Willington added: "Remember to never drive or walk through flood water, just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car – it’s not worth the risk.”

High winds are also predicted to cause an issue throughout the weekend.

Deputy chief meteorlogist at the Met Office, Laura Ellam, said: "It’ll be windy across the UK this weekend – on Saturday the strongest winds will be across England and Wales.

"On Sunday the strongest winds will be across Northern Ireland, Scotland, and parts of northern England and north Wales, with coastal gales of 70mph at times.

"Monday will be another windy day, but the heavy rain will be replaced by blustery, wintry showers."