INVERCLYDE is bracing itself for another weekend of wet and wild weather after forecasters confirmed a second named storm was set to lash the country in the space of a week.

The Met Office said Storm Dennis “would not be as severe” as Storm Ciara, pictured here by Ali Daisley hitting Gourock, but more strong winds and heavy rain are expected over Saturday and Sunday.

While Scottish Fire Service tweeted that 'Storm Ciara has passed' earlier today, forecasters have warned that the second is set to hit Scotland this Saturday.

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."

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. While these winds have the potential to bring impacts they are not as strong as the gusts we saw last weekend with Storm Ciara when a gust of 97mph was recorded on the Isle of Wight.