DISRUPTION could hit Herefordshire this week, with a yellow weather warning in place.

The first warning is for rain, which comes into effect from 6pm on Wednesday (November 1) with wind adding to the mix from midnight to 6pm the following day (November 2). 

The storm that is heading to the UK this week has been called Ciarán, with strong winds and heavy rain hitting 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.”

It comes just two weeks after Storm Babet brought torrential area to the UK. 

Luckily, Herefordshire escaped the worst of the weather, with the Bromyard area hit the worst. 

Met Office forecast for West Midlands


Largely dry to start with some sunny spells. A few showers breaking out in the afternoon, these turning heavy at times with winds gradually easing through the day. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Some brighter spells on Tuesday with a few showers, before becoming increasingly unsettled with further outbreaks of rain, heavy at times and strong to gale force winds, especially on Thursday.