Storm Ciaran: Sheffield escapes amber weather warnings but heavy rain forecast to pour down on Thursday
Sheffield took its punishment during Storm Babet but will largely escape Storm Ciaran.
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Sheffield will escape the worst of Storm Ciaran this week - but some very heavy rain is still set to arrive on Thursday.
Large areas of Scotland and South England have been issued amber weather warnings for wind and yellow warnings for rain across November 1, 2, and 3 as Storm Ciaran makes landfall.
Winds of up to 70mph are predicted along the south coast posing a threat to life, and around 70 flood warnings are in force across the UK.
There are currently no weather warnings at all in place for Sheffield on any day this week.
However, heavy rain is expected to lash the Steel City by Thursday.
Starting from around 1am on November 2, it is forecast to rain nearly constantly until 9am, and much of the rest of the day as well in the form of sharp showers.
The worst of the rain will fall in the early hours of Thursday between midnight and 7am. Conditions may clear up between then and noon, with harsher showers at around 3pm, 5pm, and from 9pm until midnight.
Winds of up to 28mph are predicted in the early morning before settling down to around 17mph in the day and rising back up to 24mph from 5pm and into the evening.
It comes after Sheffield took its share of punishment on October 16 during Storm Babet, when severe rain saw several of the city's rivers burst their banks or report record high water levels.
An investigation has been launched into the flooding by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Councillor Chris Read, leader of Rotherham Council said: "Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the flooding, which is why we want to be able to do what we can as soon as we can to help people in the immediate aftermath.
"I have witnessed myself the devastation and emotional toll this has had on our residents across Rotherham, and in particular in Catcliffe. The heartbreak of seeing families throwing away much treasured possessions which are beyond repair after being covered in filthy flood water, is hard to witness.
"While it is still too early to know exactly why this happened," added Councillor Read. "I do want to reassure residents that we are pushing for answers sooner rather than later so we can understand what went wrong here, and how this can be fixed."