SUSSEX is braced for widespread disruption with the arrival of Storm Dennis.

The county is set for a barrage of heavy rain and strong winds across the entire weekend.

Forecasters have warned the deluge is due to begin this afternoon and let up around 7pm on Sunday evening.

The Met Office said a yellow weather warning for rain was in place today, which will be upgraded to amber tomorrow.

Wind speeds are set to reach around 60mph across Sussex, peaking at 64mph in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Storm Dennis is likely to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend.

"There will also be strong to gale force winds with mild temperatures on Saturday."

The weather warnings are in place for 24 hours - from 3pm on Saturday until 3pm on Sunday.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for all of Sussex for 38 hours from 10am on Saturday, until midnight on Sunday.