UK flooding: Yorkshire and Midlands face ‘wettest day in years’ – live news

Met Office says 117 flood warnings in place after downpours continued through the night

The BBC weather forecaster Simon King gives a good summary of the numbers on rainfall in south Yorkshire as of 7.45am. Meanwhile, readers can view the Environment Agency’s flood warnings in their area and across the country here, which are updated constantly.

Current rainfall and #flooding in S Yorks in numbers…

5 severe flooding warnings on River Don*
⚠️ >100 flooding warnings*
82mm of rain in Sheffield since Wed eve
☔️ 79mm Nov average for Sheffield
️ 167% of average Oct rainfall for Sheffield

*numbers at 7.45am pic.twitter.com/xugmW1AeSp

Rain will continue to ease and move to the SE today. Some showers in E Eng but elsewhere it’s a much drier and sunnier day than yesterday! Another chilly day. pic.twitter.com/Bpok7e0yKC

One villager near Sheffield described how he had a sea of water across his carpets in his home this morning following the rain – and up to four feet outside.

James Barber, who lives in the village of Whiston, near Sheffield in south Yorkshire, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “This morning it seems to have subsided quite a bit. It got to its peak at around two o’clock this morning. In our house it got to about seven inches or so in the lower levels.”

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