UK weather warning: Storm Ciaran threatens to batter Britain with rain just days after flood hell

UK weather warning: Storm Ciaran threatens to batter Britain with rain just days after flood hell
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 29/10/2023

- 13:17

Updated: 29/10/2023

- 19:02

Britain has already been buffeted by Storm Babet

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with rain set to buffet parts of the UK.

The national weather service has also named Storm Ciaran, which is set to bring further downpours.

Unsettled conditions are set to bring severe weather warnings in the early stages of the week before a further deep area of low pressure brings strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of England and Wales.

Met office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Chris Almond, said “Winds associated with Storm Ciarán are likely to gust to 80mph along the south coast of England, with a small risk of somewhere exposed seeing 90mph, and winds could even gust up to 50 or 60 mph further inland.

“This deep low-pressure system will also bring heavy rain to much of the UK, but the heaviest rain is expected in southern and western areas with 20 to 25mm quite widely across the region but up to 40 to 60mm potentially over higher ground.

“Heavy and persistent rain will fall onto already saturated ground bringing a risk of further impacts such as flooding in areas that are already struggling to clean up from the heavy rainfall we have seen over the last week or so.”


Storm BabetA number of cars have been submerged from Storm Babet PA

There is currently a spate of weather warnings covering parts of the UK, with Wales and Scotland affected.

Persistent rain is continuing for north east England and much of Scotland with heavy bursts.

The Met Office says to expect further heavy and thundery showers across southwestern parts of Wales from 12pm today until 9am tomorrow.

The thundery showers are set to bring up to 50mm of rainfall, with Britons being told to take urgent measures.

According to the forecaster, bus and train services are likely to be affected and people will have to use other means of travel.

Spray and flooding on roads is likely to make journey times longer.

The Met Office has also warned some interruption is expected with power supplies and other services.

It comes after Storm Babet caused widespread disruption and chaos across Britain with floods causing the deaths of seven people.

Hundreds were left homeless from the devastating floods, with the Environment Agency warning more could be yet to come.

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