HM Coastguard has also issued warnings for people to ‘stay away from the water’s edge’ and avoid the areas most likely to be impacted by Storm Ciarán.
Southern England has an amber warning for wind and there are multiple yellow warnings for rain across England, Scotland and Wales (warnings are continually being updated by the Met Office so please check their website for the latest).
The latest warnings follow a period of unsettled weather, culminating in extensive flooding from Storm Babet. Coastguard Flood Teams will once more stand at the ready to respond.
William Speirs, Divisional Commander with HM Coastguard said: “After the destruction wrought by Storm Babet a few weeks ago, I’m sure a lot of people are more aware than ever before of the power of the weather, but we would still like to remind people that weather warnings shouldn’t be taken lightly.
“We would like to remind people to stay away from the water’s edge in stormy weather – it’s not worth risking your life for ‘that selfie’. Keep off groynes, piers, jetties and harbour walls. If you can feel the spray, you’re too close.
“An amber warning for wind has been issued across the south coast of England and further flood warnings in place as well, so please pay attention to safety advice from the emergency services and look after each other.
“If you do see anyone in trouble in or near the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”