THE influence of Storm Ciaran is set to be felt across Worcestershire this week.

An amber warning for rain and wind is in place across large sections of the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

However, the warning does not currently cover Worcestershire.

But the effect of the storm will be seen in our region with the forecast for the West Midlands to be up to 20 to 25m of rain in places - 60mm for some hills. 

The forecast for Worcester on Wednesday is heavy rain changing to partly cloudy by early evening.

The heavy showers will then return throughout Thursday and light rain on Friday morning.

Parts of the UK are still recovering from the last storm - Storm Babet - which battered towns, villages and cities all over the country earlier this month.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Chris Almond, added: “This deep low-pressure system will 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.”