Met Office issues Yellow Weather Warning for Sunderland with risk of flooding as Storm Ciaran set to hit

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The weather warning comes into force from 6am on Thursday.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Weather warning for Sunderland with the risk of flooding and potential for communities to be cut off.

The warning comes as the latest storm - Storm Ciaran - looks set to unleash its wrath on the country from tomorrow (Wednesday).

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While the south coast, Wales and Northern Ireland look set to bear the brunt of the stormy conditions, a yellow warning for rain has been issued for Sunderland and other parts of the North East from 6am on Thursday morning until 6am on Friday morning. 

A Yellow Weather Warning has been issued for Sunderland. A Yellow Weather Warning has been issued for Sunderland.
A Yellow Weather Warning has been issued for Sunderland. | National World

With the rain falling on already saturated ground following on from Storm Babet, the Met office is warning about the risk of flooding.

A statement on the Met Office website said: “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.

“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 and a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.”

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Storm Ciaran is set to hit our shores on Wednesday evening before migrating northwards.

Heavy rain is currently forecast for the city from 6am on Thursday morning which will persist throughout the day before turning to lighter rain during the late afternoon and evening. Heavy rain will then return later that night

Winds are currently forecast to peak at around 42mph on Thursday morning.

There will then be further heavy rain throughout the early hours of Friday morning, turning to showers by late morning.

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