Sheffield weather: Met Office warning for heavy rain issued just days after devastating floods

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office

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Heavy rain is forecast for much of today in and around Sheffield - bringing fears of more floods.

Storm Babet battered South Yorkshire on Friday and into Saturday, causing rivers to burst their banks and roads to flood.

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A major clean-up operation was mounted yesterday after the water subsided.

But today, the Met Office is warning of more heavy rain until around 4pm.

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According to the hour by hour forecast, there is a 90 per cent chance of rain from 8am until midday.

It then drops to 80 per cent until 2pm, 40 per cent at 3pm and 10 per cent between 4pm and 5pm.

Between 6pm and 8pm, the chance of rain is said to be 40/50 per cent.

There are flood warnings in place for the River Rother at Cactliffe and neighbouring Treeton.

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Yesterday, Rotherham Council said: "We are conscious that more rain is expected overnight and we are monitoring the situation closely.

"This afternoon (Monday), all of the water was successfully pumped away in Catcliffe. Council and Environment Agency pumps will remain in the area as a precaution. Staff have been working hard on site all day to clear up the area. The clean up will continue tomorrow.

"A rest centre has been established at Catcliffe Memorial Hall. Catcliffe Memorial Hall will be open from 9am tomorrow (Tuesday) and it will be open throughout the day. Citizens Advice Rotherham, RotherFed and Voluntary Action Rotherham will be in attendance to offer support to residents who have been affected by the flooding. Council officers will also be on-hand to provide support to residents.

"There will be skips available for residents in Catcliffe and Treeton tomorrow morning (Tuesday), weather permitting. Staff will be visiting residents in the affected areas and will help residents to clear furniture and household items.

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"If you have had to leave your home as a result of the flooding, there will be a hot meal available for you at 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) at Brinsworth Howarth school. The address for the school is Whitehill Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham, S60 5JR.

"Residents are asked not to return to their homes as it is currently unsafe to do so. You will be contacted when you are able to return."

Police patrols are being carried out to protect empty homes.