Live updates as Storm Dennis brings 40mph winds and heavy rain to Sheffield

Sheffielders are being warned to batten down the hatches as Storm Dennis brings 40mph winds and heavy rain to the city.

By Alana Roberts
Sunday, 16th February 2020, 7:27 pm

A yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning is in place in Sheffield for the weekend, with strong winds expected to blow as fast as 47mph.

Meanwhile, downpours have already begun to batter the city and will continue throughout Saturday, February 15, until around 11am on Sunday, easing off to bring in a cloudy but dry afternoon with sunny intervals expected later on.

The Met Office has warned of possible travel disruption, with buses and trains expected to see some delays and cancellations due to road closures and power cuts are likely across the country.

Storm Dennis has already begun to bring heavy rain and wind to Sheffield

Forecasters have also issued separate weather warnings for wind and rain covering most of the UK until Monday.

We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest weather throughout the day – just click refresh for the latest news.

Live updates as Storm Dennis brings 40mph winds and heavy rain to Sheffield

Last updated: Saturday, 15 February, 2020, 16:48

  • Met Office issue yellow weather warning for wind in South Yorkshire
  • Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected across the country
  • Some short term loss of power to properties is possible
  • Travel advice issued with people urged to plan ahead for journeys

Sheffield Steelers game will go ahead tonight but attendees are asked to allow plenty of time to travel to the arena

Valentines funfair cancelled at FlyDSA arena due to 'severe weather'

Valentines funfair cancelled at the FlyDSA arena

Speed limited to 40mph on Tinsley Viaduct for motorists due to wind

Residents urged to be aware and vigilant as flood alerts updated to include the Upper River Don and Rover Dearne catchment

Further afield, military personnel have been deployed to Calderdale, West Yorkshire

They will provide extra support to aid recovery efforts from last weekend’s flooding and preparations for Storm Dennis. Read more here:

Flood 'be prepared' alert issued for Car Brook

The Environment Agency (EA) said flooding is possible near to Car Brook due to its 'flashy nature'. The alert has been issued due to heavy rain which is forecast during Storm Dennis and because of the already saturated ground, river levels could likely rise rapidly. The EA said: "We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room."

Woodhead Pass closed to high-sided vehicles

Emergency services deal with the fallen chimney stack at the crossroads of Moncrieffe Road and Sheldon Road in Nether Edge(picture: Jake Ward)

"Debris dangerously perched ready to come down" - pictures show debris strewn over Nether Edge Road as the public warned to avoid the area

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