FORECASTERS are continuing to warn of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Dennis passes over the North West.

The weather front caused flooding in some parts of the country yesterday and is set to bring further downpours throughout this afternoon.

The Met Office has warned of possible disruption to transport throughout the day, with the chance of short-term powercuts.

The weather appeared to be at its worst last night (Saturday) when it rained consistently for several hours.

However, in some parts of the country the rain is expected to continue today, particularly in Southern Wales where forecasters have issued a red "danger to life" warning.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: “Storm Dennis will bring another very unsettled spell of weather this weekend with a risk of flooding, particularly in parts of England and Wales and also southern Scotland, where snowmelt will add to the flood risk.

“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.”