Storm Ciarán: Met Office update yellow weather warning as wind and rain set to hit Newcastle

The warnings comes after Storm Babet caused havoc across the region earlier this month.
Heavy rain is expected across the North East this week. Image: Getty Images Heavy rain is expected across the North East this week. Image: Getty Images
Heavy rain is expected across the North East this week. Image: Getty Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the end of this week.

The impacted area covers the majority of the North East, including all the Northumberland coast, Newcastle and South Tyneside.

Issued on Monday morning, two days are covered by the warning with rain expected throughout the coming days. The warning in its current state is in place from 6am on Thursday, November 2 and will run 24 hours until 6am on Friday, November 3.

The North East has only just recovered from a bout of storm warnings from Storm Babet, which hit the east coast of the UK earlier in October.

Much like previous warnings, the Met Office is telling the public there is a small chance of flooding occuring to businesses and homes while public transport services may be impacted by the heavy rainfall.

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Spray and flooding on roads may also lead to difficult driving conditions for some drivers.

This weather front was named over the weekend as Storm Ciarán.

There are a series of weather warnings in place this week with Northern Ireland seeing amber rain warnings in place at the start of the week and the south coast expecting heavy rain throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

When will Storm Ciarán hit the North East?

Met Office forecasts predict rainfall to start at around 3am on Thursday, November 2 with heavier conditions continuing until around midday, although showers will run into the evening.

Wind speeds are expected to peak at 18 miles per hour - which is significantly lower than other areas of the country - during Thursday morning.