Storm Ciarán is expected to arrive today. Parts of Derbyshire have been issued Yellow and Amber flood warnings for today and tomorrow. Check if your postcode is affected here: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/alerts-and-warnings?q=
- The Met Office forecast is for a very unsettled, wet and windy week ahead across the UK, largely centred on Storm Ciarán. Storm Ciarán will cross the UK on Wednesday night (1st November) into Thursday (2nd November). Whilst the storm will bring unsettled conditions to much of the UK, the greatest impacts are expected to fall over southern England and Wales.
- Currently six National Severe Weather Warnings (a mix of YELLOW and AMBER rain and wind) are in place for Wednesday and Thursday across parts of Wales, southern England and northeast England (see map below).
- 20-30 mm of rain is widely expected, with pockets of maximum 40-60 mm for some places.
- Wind speeds are widely expected to be 40-50 mph inland, with some coastal areas (Cornwall and the English Channel coastline) seeing 70-90 mph. Very large waves are also expected along coasts.
- The Flood Guidance Statement is YELLOW for much of Southern England and the North East for Wednesday and Thursday.