When is Storm Ciaran expected to hit? | The Sun

JUST as the nation is recovering from October's Storm Babet, the UK has been warned that another bout of bad weather is on the way.

The Met Office has issued amber weather warnings – signifying a possible danger to life – to some areas ahead of the arrival of Storm Ciaran at the start of November.

When is Storm Ciaran coming?

Storm Ciaran is expected to hit the UK late in the evening on Wednesday, November 1.

Its full impact will then be felt on Thursday, November 2.

The Met Office has reported that rainfall of between 75 and 100mm is expected.

Brits can also expect "very strong and potentially damaging winds associated with Storm Ciaran possible on Thursday".

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80mph winds are expected along the south coast of England, with more exposed areas at risk of speeds of up to 90mph.

Which areas could be affected by Storm Ciaran?

Parts of southern England, South West Wales, Central and North East Scotland will be struck by severe flooding, the Met Office has warned.

Much of Britain has been issued with yellow weather warnings, with some parts of Northern Ireland being hit with amber cautions.

Yellow warnings signify the weather will lead to to low-level disruption, while amber alerts are used when conditions could hinder travel plans and cause possible danger to life and property.

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Across England, 72 flood warnings and 172 flood alerts have been issued ahead of Storm Ciaran hitting, while in Scotland there have been 18 flood warnings and 11 flood alerts issued.

Northern France is also expected to be impacted by the storm.

Just days before Storm Ciaran's predicted arrival, a severe weather event was declared in Littlehampton and Wick, West Sussex.

Over the weekend of October 28 and 29, 90mph winds battered the area, leading to the roof of a house to be ripped off.

Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) investigators categorised the winds as a T4 tornado after being called to the seaside town.

The terrifying winds came shortly after Storm Babet wreaked havoc across Britain.

The storm left seven people dead and around 1,250 homes around the UK flooded.

While Storm Ciaran is likely to see less rainfall than Storm Babet, the amount of rain left in the wake of Babet means there is an increased risk of flooding in areas still recovering from the heavy downpours.

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Where has Storm Ciaran been?

It's thought that Storm Ciaran began brewing in the Atlantic before starting its journey to the UK and Northern France.

Ahead of Storm Ciaran's arrival in the UK, parts of Northern Ireland were flooded, with people being warned not to travel.

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