Met Office warning for rain issued for Sheffield

Torrential rain is expected to lash Sheffield tomorrow bringing the risk of flooding, according to forecasters.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 11:29 am
A Yellow Warning for rain is in place for Wednesday

The Met Office has this morning issued a Yellow Warning for rain for Wednesday, covering a large swathe of northern England.

A Yellow Warning for thunderstorms is already in place for today.

Tomorrow’s rain warning states: “Rain will be persistent and heavy in places across parts of central, northern and eastern England and northeast Wales at first on Wednesday.

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“During the day rain may turn more showery in places but with a higher chance of thunderstorms by afternoon.

“Some parts of northern England could see as much as 40-60 mm of rain through Wednesday, while thunderstorms could produce as much as 30-40 mm in 1-2 hours.

“However, some places will miss the heaviest rainfall.”

The warning adds that bus and rail services could be delayed or cancelled and some communities could be cut off by flooded roads.

A Yellow Warning for rain is in place for Wednesday