Exact date Storm Ciaran will hammer UK with 90mph winds and heavy rainfall

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    The UK's weather-related pain is set to continue as the Met Office has revealed when the next mega storm is set to hit.

    Just a week or so out from deadly Storm Babet, Storm Ciaran is coming our way, and will batter the country with heavy rain and thundery showers. And it will all kick off tomorrow, the experts have claimed, with weather warnings between now and Thursday in effect every day.

    Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Chris Almond said: "Winds associated with Storm Ciaran 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 50mph or 60mph further inland."

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    “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 on to 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."

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    It is also being reported that London and the south of England, the Highlands and northeast of Scotland and Northern Ireland are among the areas going to be impacted the most by the newly-named storm, with downpours expected to batter the regions. Nearly four inches of rain could fall in the worst-affected areas, causing travel chaos and flooding similar to that seen during Storm Babet earlier this month.

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    In addition to the Met Office's weather warnings some 101 flood alerts have also been issued across the country, meaning flooding is possible, while 41 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected – are in place.

    Storm Babet, which came to an end last weekend after days of chaos, left a trail of destruction in its wake with many parts of the UK flooded. At least nine people died as a result of adverse weather conditions while others were forced to flee their homes.

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