Storm Ciarán hits the North East

Written by on 1st November 2023

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain associated with Storm Ciarán which could bring disruption to North East England.

The warnings, which last from 6am on Thursday to 6am on Friday, come just two weeks after Storm Babet wreaked havoc around the region, causing severe delays, flooding and structural damage including the dome of South Shields lighthouse being blown off.

Storm Ciarán – what to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, Transpennine Express have strongly recommended that those travelling between Edinburgh and Newcastle check their journeys.
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Storm Ciarán has already hit the south coast of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is set to hit the North East in the early hours of Thursday morning.

For more information on Storm Ciarán, please look at the Met Office website.

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