Rain and strong winds batter Hull and East Riding
People in Hull and East Riding should take care while travelling today, as lashing rain and high-speed winds are set to continue over the next 24 hours.
The Met Office has warned heavy downpours will persist throughout the day, with temperatures ranging between 10 and 14°C.
Amber warnings - advising people to be prepared for severe rain - are in place in Yorkshire and the Humber, with Hull set to experience winds of up to 18mph today. An amber warning is the second most severe weather warning.
The Met Office advises people in amber warning regions to be braced for travel disruption, as well as some disruption to gas, electricity, water supplies and telecoms.
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“The public should be prepared for an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding” until midnight, the Met Office warns.
“Flooding issues may be exacerbated in places by drainage impeded by debris, for example leaves and small branches blown from trees.
“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption and keep up to date with our warnings and forecasts.”
People in Hull are also advised to keep up with the latest weather updates.
A flood warning has also been issued for the coastal town of Bridlington. Click here to read more.
Environment Agency Yorkshire and North East turned to social networking site Twitter to urge people to be cautious while travelling: “Be careful when walking or driving to work this morning. It's very wet & windy across #Yorkshire & the North East this morning #floodaware”.
The Environment Agency also said flood warnings are expected to be issued in Yorkshire this afternoon.
The heavy downpours of today are set to turn to light rain in the early hours of Tuesday. Yellow weather warnings – urging people to be aware of rain – are in place in Hull for tomorrow.
“Further rain or showers, heavy and persistent in places, are likely during Tuesday,” the Met Office says.
“The public should remain aware of the potential for further localised disruption due to heavy rain and/or the very strong winds.”
Twitter users turned to the social networking site to discuss the weather this morning. User @sowdens wrote: “Traffic nightmare in west Hull this morning and this miserable weather - not a great start to the week”.