WEATHER WARNING: Flood alert for South Yorkshire

Photo by Marie Caley
Photo by Marie Caley

South Yorkshire has been put on flood alert by the Met Office with a weather warning for a prolonged period of heavy rain and strong winds.

Gusts of 50mph are possible and although the first band of rain will clear away this evening, the second band will sweep across the region tomorrow.

The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "A series of low pressure systems will bring mild and moist air to northern England on Monday and again on Tuesday, along with some strong winds.

"This may lead to some large rainfall accumulations over high ground, with 30-40 mm falling quite widely over the two days, and possibly around 60 mm over high ground.

"Whilst lowland areas are expected to see smaller rainfall amounts, localised flooding is still possible as the water moves downstream through the river network - indeed some rivers may continue to rise on Wednesday, despite the rainfall easing.

"There is some uncertainty around the behaviour of individual weather systems and so also regarding the persistence of the rainfall. Further updates are therefore likely in the coming days."

The latest bad weather follows a weekend of heavy rain and strong winds caused by Storm Clodagh.