HELENSBURGH faces yet more weather misery this weekend as Storm Dennis approaches the UK – after the Met Office posted severe weather warnings for three successive days.

A yellow 'be aware' warning for strong winds and heavy rain is in place for central and southern Scotland, including Helensburgh, from 9am until 6pm on Saturday, February 15.

And a further warning has been issued for more strong winds – this time across the whole of Scotland, lasting for 24 hours from midday on Sunday, February 16.

Dennis is following hot on the heels of Storm Ciara, which caused disruption across large parts of the country last weekend, including building damage and seafront flooding in Helensburgh on Sunday afternoon.

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As this article was published on Thursday afternoon, the Met Office's forecast for Helensburgh was predicting winds gusting to more than 50 miles an hour in the area on Saturday afternoon, along with a high likelihood of heavy rain throughout the course of the day.

And after a brief overnight respite, high winds of a similar strength are expected to lash the area for most of Sunday, and to continue through to Monday morning.

The forecast does predict a low likelihood of rain on Sunday, though some further heavy showers are expected in the early hours of Monday.

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The forecaster says that some coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves, and warns that it expects some disruption to public transport services and restrictions to high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

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.”