UK weather forecast – Storm Christoph to bring 30cm of snow and floods as hundreds of homes evacuated

HUNDREDS of residents in south Manchester have been urged to flee from their homes.

A Wednesday night evacuation was overseen by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service after rain and snow from Storm Christoph caused the River Mersey’s water level to rise to record heights.

The Met Office warned of heavy snow causing “significant travel disruption” in southern Scotland, with as much as 30cm of the white stuff above 400m.

In England, there are currently four ‘danger to life’ severe flood warnings in place.

The Environment Agency has also issued 130 flood warnings, saying “immediate action is needed”, while 225 “be prepared” flood alerts have been activated.

Storm Christoph has been smashing Britain with a triple whammy of snow, floods and gale-force winds, resulting in yellow and amber warnings almost everywhere.

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