The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for London today (Wednesday) as Storm Ciaran is looming closer to the UK.

The yellow warning for rain and wind will last until 11.59pm on Thursday (November 2).

From 3am until 1pm on Thursday, the Met Office has issued an Amber warning for wind.

The forecaster warned that very strong north-westerly winds could disrupt travel and cause structural damage to buildings while flying debris could bring a danger to life.

Roads, bridges, and railway lines may also close while trains and planes are at risk of delays.

Here, we have the hour-by-hour forecast for today (Wednesday)

6am – Heavy rain

7am – Heavy shower

8am – Heavy rain

9am – Heavy rain

10am – Heavy rain

11am – Cloudy

12pm – Cloudy

1pm – Cloudy

2pm – Light rain

3pm – Sunny intervals

4pm – Sunny

5pm – Clear

6pm – Clear

7pm – Clear

8pm – Cloudy

9pm – Cloudy

10pm – Light shower

11pm – Heavy rain

Here is the hour by-hour forecast for tomorrow (Thursday)

6am – Heavy rain

9am – Heavy showers

12pm – Heavy showers

3pm - Heavy rain

6pm - Heavy rain

9pm – Light rain

Forecast in full

Outlook for Wednesday

Overnight heavy rain and low cloud will clear to brighter spells and frequent, blustery showers, occasionally heavy at times. Drier into the evening, with clear skies developing. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Storm Ciaran will bring severe gales and heavy rain to the region on Thursday. Rain and strong winds lessening slightly on Friday. Further heavy rain and showers on Saturday.

Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said Storm Ciaran was “likely to be a notch down” in intensity from Storm Babet, but flooding could still occur because the ground is “so laden with water” and river levels “are at their highest”.

The meteorologist told Sky News the key features of Storm Ciaran would be “wind damage” and a “lot of rain”, adding the rain would “slowly move northward”.

Ms Nasir said the storm would impact southern areas of the UK on Wednesday evening as it approaches, as well as on Thursday morning during rush hour, before it tracks northwards.

“We could see some coastal flooding because the winds will be so strong, particularly initially across more southern areas,” she added.

“It’s not a fast-moving system, so it’s going to be with us for at least two-and-a-half, if not three, days and most places will be impacted in some shape or form by this storm.”

Across the UK, the Environment Agency has issued more than 25 flood warnings following a prolonged period of wet weather.