South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
News
18 Jan 2021
HEAVY RAIN AND FLOOD WARNING

The Met Office has issued an AMBER warning for heavy rainfall for South Yorkshire starting at 6am tomorrow (Tuesday 19 January) until Thursday.

This means that there will be very difficult driving conditions and the possibility of flooding.

Please only travel if it is essential.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “A wide area of rainfall will move across central parts of the UK on Monday evening and will bring heavy rain for the following 36-48 hours.

“The rain will be heaviest across western facing hills, in particular parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District where we could see up to 120mm over the course of the warning period with 40-70mm of rain widely across the whole Amber area.

“Heavy rain will impact the whole of England and Wales by Wednesday with Yellow warnings for rain in force.
“By Thursday, 100-150mm of rain could fall over high ground in Wales and Northern England.

“As well as rainfall, rapid snow melt will add to these accumulations, adding 5-10mm in the worst affected areas.

“These amounts of rainfall along with snow melt present a real threat of flooding, keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast as well as flood warnings from the Environment Agency.

To find out the full details visit: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-01-20&id=a961652e-28e2-40d8-bb0f-e33d53b94fc8

For more information about winter driving: https://sysrp.co.uk/winter