Sheffield weather: Storm Babet heavy rain warning issued for city as Met Office warns of possible flooding
The Met Office has warned of possible flooding and disruption, issuing a yellow weather warning for Sheffield
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The city is under a yellow warning of rain from tomorrow until Saturday, with the Met Office warning of possible flooding in areas as Storm Babet ravages the country.
"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
"Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.
"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
"There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.
"There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses."
The period covered by the warning starts tomorrow evening, with light rain forecast from 6pm tomorrow, turning heavy by 8pm. and continuing until 1am on Thursday. There is a dry spell from 4am until 1pm on Thursday afternoon, when heavy rain is expected to resume until 7pm. Light rain will continue during Saturday morning.
For the longer range forecast, looking ahead to October 30, the Met Office says this weekend is likely to remain generally unsettled with further rain, perhaps heavy at times, possibly becoming more confined to some western and southern areas of the country, as conditions turn brighter and more showery from the northeast.
It is expected to remain windy, especially in the northeast, where gales are possible at first. Looking further ahead, they expected fairly unsettled conditions, with a greater chance of wetter weather in the south and west and the more reliable drier interludes towards the northeast of the UK. Temperatures are expected to be above average, but sometimes with wind and rain. Cooler periods are possible in the northeast.