Periods of heavy rain or showers are likely to affect much of the UK from late Wednesday through Thursday.

The highest rainfall amounts are likely in southern and western areas where a further 20 to 25mm is possible quite widely, and especially over high ground, where 40 to 60mm could fall in this period. Given this amount of rainfall, and the current saturated conditions – further impacts are possible.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Herefordshire. You can view the warning by visiting –

This coming week will continue unsettled for much of the UK. A number of Severe Weather Warnings for rain are expected to be issued for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before a deep area of low pressure, named today as Storm Ciaran, brings strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of England and Wales.

#StormCiarán has been named and is forecast to bring very strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of the UK on Wednesday night and into Thursday.

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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.”

Warnings will continue to be updated over the coming days, so it is important to stay up to date with the Met Office forecast and warnings in your area.