Several Suffolk schools have announced they will be shut on Thursday ahead of the impending arrival of Storm Ciarán. 

The county is braced for yet more torrential downpours and "potentially damaging winds" just weeks after Storm Babet caused significant disruption. 

Suffolk is likely to be hit by winds of up to 60mph in inland areas, with a yellow weather warning in place from 9pm on Wednesday until 6pm on Thursday. 

National Highways has announced the Orwell Bridge will be shut for 24 hours from 12am on Thursday for 24 hours, while Jimmy's Farm has confirmed it will also close.

Ten Suffolk schools have confirmed they will not be open to students while the storm takes hold, with some opting for remote learning.

Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich's Defoe Road has changed their opening times due to the weather.

Schools to close in Suffolk due to  Storm Ciarán

Alde Valley Academy, Leiston - remote learning will be available.

Bungay High School, Bungay - remote learning will be available. 

Creeting St Mary Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich

Debenham High School, Debenham - remote learning will be available

SET Beccles School, Beccles

Sir John Leman High School, Beccles

Sir Robert Hitcham Church of England Voluntary Aided School, Debenham

Stone Lodge Academy, Ipswich

Stonham Aspal Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Worlingworth Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Worlingworth

Further schools have been announced since Wednesday night. A total of 28 schools have now closed and can be read here. 

Keep up to date with how the storm is impacting Suffolk in our live blog.