The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings with Storm Ciarán set to hit this week, but will Hertfordshire be affected?

A yellow warning has been issued for Wednesday, followed by an amber warning on Thursday, for wind and rain across southern England.

"Spells of heavy, showery rain, accompanied by gusty or squally winds are expected on Wednesday morning, this rain clearing from the west during the course of the morning," according to the Met Office.

"10 to 15mm of rain may fall in quite short periods of time and gusts may reach 60 to 70mph in some exposed coastal locations."

Hertfordshire looks set to avoid the worst of the weather though, with the edge of Met Office's warnings going no further than north London.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Steven Keates, added: "Once Storm Ciarán has passed, the weather over the weekend continues to look unsettled for many with more showers and rain at times.

"Warnings will continue to be updated over the coming days, so it is important to stay up to date with the Met Office forecast and warnings in your area."