Sheffield weather station records 'wettest ever Autumn' with two weeks left of the season

A weather station in Sheffield has recorded its ‘wettest ever Autumn’ with two weeks left of the season.

By Sarah Marshall
Sunday, 17th November 2019, 8:02 am
Updated Sunday, 17th November 2019, 2:07 pm
A weather station in Sheffield has recorded its ‘wettest ever Autumn’ with two weeks left of the season.
A weather station in Sheffield has recorded its ‘wettest ever Autumn’ with two weeks left of the season.

The record-breaking weather was confirmed by the Met Office yesterday.

“Our weather station in Sheffield has recorded its wettest ever Autumn. With 15 days still to go, the site has already recorded 427.6 mm of rain.”

“The previous record was set in 2000 with 425.2 mm of rain falling between September 1 and November 30 that year,” a spokesman for the Met Office said on Twitter.

This comes after torrential rain which began on November 7 left parts of the region flooded.

The River Don bursts its banks and flooded Meadowhall . This led to the cancellation of the shopping centre’s Christmas lights switch-on, and also led to many shoppers and workers being stranded overnight.

The flooding in Bentley and Fishlake in Doncaster is only beginning to subside now, with many residents left temporarily homeless as a consequence.

The Environment Agency said it hopes that all homes in Fishlake would be water free by the end of day.

Seven flood warnings and eight flood alerts remain in place in South Yorkshire this morning.

The flood warnings in place are:

- Ea Beck at Thorpe Marsh and Almholme

- River Don and River Went at Pollington, Eskholme and Pincheon Green

- River Don at Fishlake

- River Don at Fosterhouses and Wormley Hill

- River Don at Stainforth

- River Don at Thorpe in Balne

- River Went at Topham Ferry, Sykehouse

The flood alerts in place are:

- Ea Beck catchment

- Lower River Don catchment

- River Idle in Nottinghamshire

- River Maun in Nottinghamshire

- River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough

- River Went catchment

- River Wye in Derbyshire

- Tidal River Ouse, Don and the Dutch River catchment

Forecasts from the Met Office suggest that the region is set to get some much needed relief from the rain in the first part of next week.

Today is expected to be a largely cloudy and dull day with light wind.

Outbreaks of rain are forecast through the morning, slowly clearing south through the afternoon, though continuing to affect some areas at times into the evening Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tomorrow is expected to be dry and bright after a frosty start, cloudier and breezier with isolated showers possible. Clear and frosty overnight. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday is expected to be dry, but this will change on Wednesday when it is expected to be cloudier with patchy rain at times. Windy on Thursday with some rain overnight.