Beached Art, the annual celebration of Cumbria’s sea life and coastline, has been cancelled due to weather that could be a "danger to life".

The event was supposed to take place this weekend at St Bees beach, but due to severe weather warnings, organisers have been forced to put plans on hold.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust had organised the Beached Art celebration, and believe it's a great way for the whole family to learn more about marine wildlife and conservation.

The trust's publicity and publications officer, Rose Welshman, said that the event has "unfortunately been cancelled due to the severe weather warning".

Cumbria Wildlife Trust will be keeping people updated via their website and social media.

Th cancellation comes following the news that storm warnings for Cumbria have been extended, with the county braced for 54 hours of torrential weather.

Met Office forecasters originally predicted Saturday's thunderstorm warning – which comes into force at 12am – would end at midnight, however it has now revised the warning, with it set to last until 6am on Sunday.

This is in addition to the 24 hour heavy rain warning already in place for tomorrow, which comes with a "danger to life" warning.