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Flash flood hit South Yorkshire

A motorist navigates a flooded roads after heavy rain and flash flooding hit Rotherham

A motorist navigates a flooded roads after heavy rain and flash flooding hit Rotherham

Heavy rainfall caused disruption for motorists today as flash flooding hit parts of South Yorkshire.

Temperatures reached 25C in Sheffield, but despite the warm weather the rain caused problems for motorists with some roads unable to cope with the sudden downpours.

The Met Office spokesman warned of another risk of localised flooding tomorrow afternoon with heavy showers expected to hit the region again. Temperatures are set to reach 19C.

He added: “The rest of the week should stay dry with patchy cloud and prolonged periods of sunshine,” he said.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said it had not received any calls about localised flooding but urged residents to check weather forecasts to be prepared.

Today’s heavy downpours follows last month which was the wettest May on record for more than 30 years.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Council chiefs have called for bold action following the publication of two reports into the cause and effect of climate change.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for the environment said: “Sheffield people remember the awful floods of 2007 and 2010 - these scientific reports are telling us that problems like those are going to happen more often and be even more severe.

“They paint a very bleak picture for our future, for our city and our planet, unless we take determined, consistent and bold action to reduce carbon emissions now.”

 

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