Yorkshire’s weather forecast this week is looking pretty bleak, just over one week after Storm Babet wreaked absolute havoc on the country.
As the region’s low and rural areas recover from recent floods, weather experts predict that particular areas in Yorkshire are set to be hit again – issuing multiple flood warnings as Storm Ciarán brews.
A 24-hour ‘yellow’ weather warning has been put in place for the majority of Yorkshire – with heavy rain expected to hit the region from Hull and the Yorkshire coast, all the way over to Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield areas.
The warning states that heavy rain is expected from 6am on Thursday 2nd November, and is in place until 6am Friday morning.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “Periods of heavy rain associated with Storm Ciarán will affect parts of northeast England during Thursday. Rainfall amounts are likely to reach 20-30 mm widely, with 40-60 mm accumulating over high ground.
“Strong east to northeast winds will accompany the rainfall, possibly exacerbating any impacts.”
Some areas are already experiencing flooding due to heavy rain, and have been advised to “act now” by the Environmental Agency. These areas include Stamford Bridge, North Holderness, Creyke/Cottingham, the Buttercrambe Mill area, and areas surrounding the Humber tributaries, Lower and Upper River Hull and Lower and Upper River Derwent.
This morning has already seen emergency response teams out helping to tackle the impact of flooding, and it’s expected more may be to come as heavy rain lands across Yorkshire tomorrow.