Storm Christoph – 20th January evening update.

Storm Christoph is causing significant impacts across the UK this evening. This is an update to the earlier blog that I wrote this afternoon.

In Manchester homes are being evacuated

Storm Christoph: Flood-hit homes in Manchester being evacuated

BBC News

More here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55739303

and homes being evecuated in Wales

Storm Christoph: Homes flooded as storm batters Wales

from BBC News

More here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55688932

Some of the latest rainfall totals

and now the flooding is turning to snow

The latest flood warnings for England can be found here https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings and Wales here https://flood-warning.naturalresources.wales/

plus latest Met office warnings here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-01-20&id=4c1faf2b-e603-4506-a23f-46b4e354352c

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This part of the blog was written on Wednesday afternoon.

Good afternoon and welcome to the latest of our Storm Christoph blogs. We continue to look at the impacts across the UK. The latest weather warnings and updates.

The latest Met Office warnings

The Amber warning for rainfall has been updated by the Met Office

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for Southeast England from 21:00 Wednesday evening until 03:00 Thursday morning.

A yellow weather warning for rain has also been issued for North East Scotland

There are plenty of other warnings in force as well

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-01-20&id=a961652e-28e2-40d8-bb0f-e33d53b94fc8

Impacts

Here are some of the rainfall totals shared by BBC Weather earlier today

Some of the rivers with banks being burst

Been also a lot of rainfall in Wales

River Eden in Carlisle

A very snowy sky last night in Bonnyrigg

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office.

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