Weather Warning: Heavy rain and flooding forecast as Storm Christoph arrives

  • ITV Weather meteorologist Chris Page explains the impact of Storm Christoph on the Anglia region

Storm Christophhas bought heavy and persistent rain across England and Wales. It continues to cause impacts until Thursday.

Large amounts of water falling onto already saturated ground will bring the risk of flooding to many areas.

Wind and rain warnings across the east of England Credit: Met Office


Spells of heavy rain may lead to travel disruption and flooding in places

Valid until 6am on Thursday 21 January 2021

What to expect

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

The Met Office warning states: "Storm Christoph will continue to bring heavy rain across the region through the rest of today and into Thursday morning. An additional 20-30 mm is expected to fall widely with 50-60 mm further rainfall over parts of Wales and northern England."

"Rain may temporarily turn to heavy, wet snow as it clears, leading to a cover of 1-4 cm in places, possibly more on high ground. Strong winds will accompany the rain at times and may add to travel difficulties across higher and more exposed routes."


Strong winds may lead to some travel disruption

Valid until 9pm Wednesday 20th to 3am Thursday 21 January 2021

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

The Met Office warning states: "Wind strengths will be increasing late Wednesday, peaking overnight, with gusts 40 to 50 mph inland, but 50-60 mph along some coasts and perhaps towards 70 mph in the most exposed spots."