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

8.18am GMT

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has tweeted about the floods this morning:

Awful to see the terrible flooding across the North of England. Thank you to the emergency staff & volunteers helping families through this difficult time. Pls follow @metoffice for updates in your area or call the flood hotline: 0345 988 1188.

Good Morning! There’s plenty of traffic disruption after yesterday’s flooding with many roads closed and public transport disruptions.

Check our site for updates on road closures:https://t.co/DbgWgqY2Pp

Widespread flooding is affecting roads around Derbyshire with large numbers of road closures in place. Areas currrently affected are Matlock, N.E Derbyshire, High Peak and Derwent Valley. Do not drive into flood water. The roads currently closed are…

8.08am GMT

Nearly a month’s worth of rainfall has fallen in Sheffield in just 24 hours, according to the Met Office.

The forecaster told the Guardian 75.6mm of rain fell in the city up to 6am this morning, compared with a monthly average for the whole of November in Yorkshire of 89.7mm.

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Source: The Guardian
UK flooding: Yorkshire and Midlands face 'wettest day in years' – live news