THERE are FIVE ‘danger to live’ weather warnings still in place this evening as the Met Office predicts more floods.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warnings for rain for Tuesday and Thursday after floods washed through homes and businesses.
Flooding and disruption are likely, especially in areas where river banks have burst.
The Environment Agency has issued five severe ‘danger to life’ flood warnings for areas along the River Don – which burst its banks last week.
There have also been 38 flood warnings and 96 flood alerts issued.
Heavy bands of rain swept across England today, with longer spells of rain expected this evening in the North West.
Tuesday will start out cold with some sunny spells, but a band of showers will push through in the South throughout the day.
The wet weather will only continue for the rest of the week as winter temperatures will set in some areas.
A yellow weather warning for rain on Thursday will cover large swathes of the country including the East Midlands, East England, South East England, North East England, North West England, South West England, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales.
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A Met Office spokesman said: “Overnight heavy rain was brought through eastern England but is now moving out to the North sea. Behind it is a much more heavy regime of heavy rain with perhaps hail.
“Tonight, areas in the very north of England and south Scotland may experience persistent rain including the Lake District, Dumfries and Galloway.
“But, it will eventually move southwards tomorrow into areas already affected by heavy rainfall.
“It’s a very unsettled picture. Obviously there are still Environment Agency warnings in place because the rain could cause problems for communities recently devastated by rain.”
Some communities will see their first snowfall this Autumn as temperatures will dip in the West Midlands.
Parts of Wales and Scotland have already seen snow.
Up to 60mm of rain can fall in some areas this week.
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The warnings cover the same areas that are still dealing with the aftermath from Thursday and Friday’s downpours stretching from Yorkshire to Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
It is the same areas that experienced severe flooding after the River Don broke its banks.
A month’s worth of rain fell in one day in some places and the body of Annie Hall the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, was found in the River Derwent on Friday morning in Darley Dale.
Residents in the village of Fishlake, near Doncaster have been told to leave by their council.
About half of the 700 residents had left over the weekend, but those who stayed behind were seen wading through waist-high water.
Doncaster Council said it will not be providing “on-the-ground support” in Fishlake as the advice remains for residents to evacuate.
Chief executive Damian Allen said: “We are concerned over reports that some residents remain in the Fishlake area.
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“South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews are on hand to evacuate any Fishlake residents who may be stuck in their homes, and we would urge everybody to take advantage of this.
“The council are unable to offer on-the-ground support to residents who are in severe flood warning areas, based on advice from the Environment Agency.”
Mr Allen said a rest centre had been set up in nearby Stainforth, and the latest advice is that the Environment Agency does not expect flood waters in Fishlake to start to go down for at least the next 24 hours.