Storm Christoph sees rivers in Manchester and Wales reach highest levels ever

River levels reached records high overnight as torrential rain saw thousands of people, including entire villages, evacuated amid flooding risks with Scotland and the North facing more snow and ice warnings today  After two months’ worth of rain bucketed down over parts of Britain yesterday, the River Mersey threatened to burst its banks in Didsbury … Read more Storm Christoph sees rivers in Manchester and Wales reach highest levels ever

Storm Christoph puts thousands of homes on flood alert

Boris Johnson has convened a Cobra meeting of top officials to take charge of the Government’s response to the chaos being wreaked by Storm Christoph.   Britain’s roads and railways were plunged into turmoil today as two months’ of rain began to bucket down within just 36 hours and caused heavy flooding.   The Met Office issued … Read more Storm Christoph puts thousands of homes on flood alert

Storm Christoph collides with UK: ‘Major incident’ is declared amid widespread flooding fears

A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow to parts of the UK. Britons are being urged to prepare as an amber weather rain warning was issued by the Met Office for Tuesday to Thursday for central northern England, affecting an area … Read more Storm Christoph collides with UK: ‘Major incident’ is declared amid widespread flooding fears

Floods caused by two months of rain in a day and melting snow could pose ‘danger to life’

Floods caused by two months’ of rain in a day and melting snow could pose a ‘danger to life’, the Met Office has warned. England and Wales are on alert for disruption caused by up to 127mm (5in) of rain falling on already-saturated ground. With milder temperatures likely to cause last week’s remaining snow to … Read more Floods caused by two months of rain in a day and melting snow could pose ‘danger to life’

Floods caused by two months of rain in a day and melting snow could pose ‘danger to life’

Two months of rain in a DAY: Heavy flooding caused by downpours and melting snow could pose a danger to life, Met Office warns England and Wales are on alert for disruption caused by up to five inches of rain on already saturated ground It is feared communities could be cut off with milder temperatures … Read more Floods caused by two months of rain in a day and melting snow could pose ‘danger to life’

Britain faces 98 flood warnings and alerts with heavy rain on the way

Parts of Britain are set to see heavy downpours in the coming days, with forecasters issuing 98 flood warnings and alerts as the Great Ouse burst its banks. Aerial pictures of Cambridgeshire this morning show the aftermath of the River Great Ouse overflowing following the recent heavy rain and snow – with more miserable weather … Read more Britain faces 98 flood warnings and alerts with heavy rain on the way

Britain faces 98 flood warnings and alerts with heavy rain on the way

Parts of Britain are set to see heavy downpours in the coming days, with forecasters issuing 98 flood warnings and alerts as the Great Ouse burst its banks. Aerial pictures of Cambridgeshire this morning show the aftermath of the River Great Ouse overflowing following the recent heavy rain and snow – with more miserable weather … Read more Britain faces 98 flood warnings and alerts with heavy rain on the way

Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos

Minus 11.8C! Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos forecasters feared Freezing conditions not as bad as first feared as heavy snowfall was predicted People had been warned rural communities could be cut off amid travel delays Snow stopped falling by midday and today … Read more Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos

Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos

Minus 11.8C! Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos forecasters feared Freezing conditions not as bad as first feared as heavy snowfall was predicted People had been warned rural communities could be cut off amid travel delays Snow stopped falling by midday and today … Read more Mercury falls to lowest temperature for a year – but at least we were spared the snow chaos

Snow hits London as Met office issues AMBER weather warning for the South East

Snow has hit London this morning as the Met office issued an amber weather warning for the south east with up to four inches of the white stuff set to fall.  Drivers warned of ‘horrendous’ conditions on Britain’s roads as the wintry weather hit the Home Counties and some villages are at risk of being … Read more Snow hits London as Met office issues AMBER weather warning for the South East