Wiltshire is bracing itself for another storm less than a fortnight after experiencing some of the worst floods the town has ever seen.

Met Office yellow weather for heavy rain and high winds are in place for the county for Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2.

And an amber warning, which carries a 'danger to life' threat, has been issued for wind on the south coast on Thursday.

The aftermath of Storm Babet, which struck on October 19 and  20, and rainfall since mean there are currently six flood warnings in place for Wiltshire, in the Mid Bristol Avon area, Middle Stour and tributaries, River Blackwater, Southampton Water and Hamble, Tributaries on the Upper River Thames above Cricklade as well as Upper Stour and tributaries.

Wiltshire Council has advised residents to sign up to the Environment Agency to receive up-to-date updates on the height of rivers and to also inform themselves of what to do if floods do hit.

A council spokesperson said: “Council highways teams will be on standby to deal with incidents such as flooding and fallen trees and will work through these on a priority basis as they occur.

“People should report any incidents of flooding or fallen trees via the council’s MyWilts reporting system.”

Cllr Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport and flooding, said: “There has been significant rainfall in parts of the county over the past few weeks, and the further heavy rain and wind that Storm Ciarán is forecast to bring this week could cause more flooding and disruption.

“There are currently some weather warnings and flood alerts in place, though of course these can change, so we’d advise people to ensure they are prepared and that they keep up-to-date with Met Office weather warnings and Environment Agency flood warnings in case the forecast worsens.

“Our teams of Highways engineers and tree surgeons are on standby to deal with any issues, and people can report any problems to us through our MyWilts reporting system.”

Advice given by the council is as follows:

- Secure loose items in their gardens, such as trampolines and furniture covers.

- Take extra care when travelling. Drive to the conditions and watch out for debris on the roads.

- Report trees down or other obstructions on the highway at MyWilts.

- Check the Met Office weather forecast.

Sign up for Environment Agency flood warnings.

- To find a parish’s flood plan, people should search their parish council’s website.