BBC Weather: Snow blizzards to bombard UK as brutal winter storm to hit in ‘two phases’

Storm Christoph: BBC Weather issue warning for heavy rain

The cyclone named ‘Christoph’ will make landfall on Wednesday and cause blizzard-like conditions in Scotland, forecasters warn. BBC Weather today tweeted: “Storm Christoph comes in two main phases. PHASE 1 – Tuesday to Thursday.

“Heavy rain brings flooding to Northern England and the Midlands.

“PHASE 2 – Thursday.

“Heavy snow and stronger winds, blizzards, in Scotland and parts of Northern England.”

Today’s five-day forecast from the Met Office will begin with very wet weather, to begin with.

As the week progresses the weather will become colder with some snow.

The most persistent rain will fall in northern England and north Wales.

Wednesday will see a wet and windy England and Wales but conditions will improve for Northern Ireland.

There will be some snow over southern Scotland that will push into eastern Scotland later.

The outlook for Thursday to Saturday will see more showers and some breaks in conditions that will see sunny spells.

On Friday, there will be wintry conditions in the north of England.

There could also be some rain in the far south on Saturday.

Many UK yellow weather warnings are now active.

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There are now two flood warnings in place in Cambridgeshire.

This means that flooding is expected.

Roads could become submerged close to the River Nene.

Speaking to the BBC James Mason, team leader at the Environment Agency, said it was “really imperative that people take action”.

In full there are 22 flood warnings now in place across the country.

The highest concentration of these are in the north of England.

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