Storm Ciarán is set to hit the county with high winds and heavy rainfall this week. 

The county will start to see the impact of the storm on Wednesday evening (Nov 1) heading into Thursday morning (Nov 2). 

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place from 9pm on Wednesday until midnight on Thursday. 

The Met Office has warned that strong winds could reach up to 50 or 60mph in more exposed coastal areas of Norfolk and up to 40mph further inland. 

Thursday will also see heavy rainfall which will lessen heading into the weekend with lighter showers.

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Stephen Dixon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, said: "Given how saturated the land is following Storm Babet this isn't the most welcome rainfall. 

"These will be particularly strong winds even for the time of year.

"This will likely be a disruptive spell of weather."

He added that there is a risk of trees falling as well as power cuts and travel disruption over the next few days. 

The storm will weaken on Friday as it moves into the North Sea although the weather will remain "unsettled". 

Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: “We know Storm Ciaran is coming and that the winds and rain can have a real impact on transport across Norfolk.

"In this situation, the simple advice is the best and I’d urge anyone who can avoid travelling during the storm to do so.

"If you do have to travel, check the situation on the roads before you leave, plan your journey accordingly and don’t take risks.

"Don’t drive through floodwater and always drive in a safe way, suitable to the road conditions.”