Friday 12 July 2024
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Storm Christoph: Amber warning for heavy rain and flooding across the region until Thursday

The Met Office has upgraded the yellow warning to amber for Nottinghamshire.

Warning period is Tuesday 19 January at 6 am until Thursday 21 January 12 noon.

A spokesperson said:

‘Rain developing during Monday persists into Wednesday and Thursday, this rain associated with Storm Christoph.

‘Rain will be heaviest and most persistent across western facing hills. Over 100 mm of rain is expected across the higher ground with the potential for 150-200 mm of rain in the most exposed areas.

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‘The rain will also lead to rapid melting of any remaining lying snow across the higher peaks adding to water entering the river network.

‘Strong winds will accompany the rain at times and may add to travelling difficulties across higher and more exposed routes.’

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Today: Monday 18 January

Mainly fine at first, but cloudier in the Peak District with patchy rain here. Perhaps drier with some sunny spells developing more generally for a time into the afternoon, ahead of cloud and rain spreading northeast later. Remaining rather cold. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Soon becoming generally breezy, cloudy and wet, with the rain especially heavy and persistent in the north. Staying relatively mild and frost-free. Perhaps becoming drier in the south later. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

Potentially very wet, this more likely in the north, with persistent, occasionally heavy rain stalling over the region. Mild but rather windy. Perhaps periodically drier in the south. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Heavy, persistent rain likely continuing Wednesday. Notably colder Thursday, with a risk of gales and some snow, ahead of a brighter but colder end to the week with wintry showers.

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