Storm Christoph has hit the UK, with torrential rain and flood warnings in place for large parts of the country.
The Met Office has issued the UK weather warnings, and said the storm will pose a “danger to life”.
England is set for extreme weather, with more than a month’s rainfall likely in the next few days.
The persistent heavy downpours may lead to flooding in some areas.
Now people are being urged to prepare as an amber weather warning for rain has been issued.
Where will Storm Christoph hit?
The Met Office has enforced an Amber weather warning in areas that might flood.
The warning started at 6am this morning, and will be in place until midday on Thursday.
The warning was issued for central northern England, and the affected areas include Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield, as well as Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough.
The Met Office warned rainfall accumulations could reach up to 200mm in parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District.
Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri of the Met Office said: “Some locations could see over 100mm of rain falling through the course of just a couple of days with up to 200mm possible over higher ground.
“These amounts of rainfall along with snow melt present a real threat of flooding and people should keep a close eye on flood warnings from the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.”
UK weather: 'Danger to life' Met Office weather warning as Brits brace for flash floods
Meanwhile, Katharine Smith, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said that “ flooding could continue to affect parts of central, eastern and northern England into Friday, with localised flooding of land and roads a possibility elsewhere across much of the country on Wednesday and Thursday”.
A separate Met Office yellow warning for rain has been issued for Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and the rest of England for the next two days.
Which areas will flood?
The Environmental Agency has issued 15 flood warnings, where flooding is expected.
Here is the full list:
- B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene
- Marchington Brook at Marchington
- North Bank Road alongside the River Nene, east of Peterborough and west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Sence from Temple Mill to Sheepy Magna
- River Seven at Marton
- River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston
- River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham
- River Witham and associated Fens from Woodhall Spa to Chapel Hill
- River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
- River Wreake for mills at Hoby, Thrussington and Ratcliffe
- Rolleston Brook and River Dove at Rolleston
- Wood Brook and River Soar at Loughborough to the north of Derby Road
There are also 117 flood alerts, so be sure to check for updates on the website.
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