Storm Francis hits South Yorkshire

Storm Francis hits South Yorkshire

Storm Francis hits South Yorkshire

Storm Francis has hit South Yorkshire, bringing with it a two day weather warning, heavy downpours and winds of up to 70mph.

The storm, which hit the region last night, is set to batter parts of South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A yellow wind warning is in place until midday on Wednesday.

Storm Francis is expected to cause transport disruption and loss of power in some places.

Chief meteorologist for the Met Office, Andy Page, said:

“The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday.

“There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK.

“A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Local councillors recently warned that South Yorkshire’s flood defences are ‘inadequate’, following the devastation caused by flooding last November.

The Met Office have warned of potential ‘danger to life’ from flooding and flying debris.

Conditions are expected to clear up by Wednesday lunchtime.

Friday is expected to be showery again, with the Bank Holiday weekend bringing sunshine to most parts of the region.

Scattered showers and unsettled conditions will then return from Tuesday next week.

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