Storm Katie batters Sheffield with heavy rain

WINTER: Icy blast.
WINTER: Icy blast.

Heavy rain is expected to batter Sheffield on today - and a weather warning has been issued.

Those travelling back from breaks across the country are advised to be careful on the roads, and if possible delay their journeys until later on Easter Monday afternoon.

Heavy rain moving north-eastwards across England and Wales presents a risk of localised flooding, while motorists are warned to be wary of branches falling from trees in the high winds.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued for South Yorkshire.

Drivers have been warned to drive carefully on Snake Pass and the Woodhead Pass. Both roads are currently open.

A period of heavy, persistent rain is expected to move northeastwards Sunday night and Monday morning, bringing a risk of surface water flooding.

The rain is expected to clear northeastwards from southwest England by early Monday, from much of the Midlands around mid-morning, then finally clear from eastern England around Monday lunchtime.