In two and half days Storm Christoph has hammered the UK with two months worth of torrential rain causing flooding across the country.
The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” weather warning as more than 200 flood alerts and weather warnings are in place as more heavy rain is set to hit.
An amber weather warning for heavy rain is in place for parts of the Midlands and Northern England, whilst a yellow weather warning is in place for the rest of England and Scotland.
Simon Partridge, a Met Office forecaster said, “It’s not a traditional sort of storm, it’s going to be windy but it’s not based on the wind strength at all, it’s really down to the disruption that’s being caused by rain.
“There are already parts of Cumbria that have already seen over 80mm of rain since midnight on Tuesday and there’s a large number of places that have seen 50mm, and we are going to see further rain over the next 24 to 36 hours.”
He added, “Those areas that have seen between 50mm and 70mm already, the warning is out until midday on Thursday, so an extremely long period, but by then we could see up to 150mm to possibly 200mm of rainfall.
“The Midlands for example, their average rainfall total for the whole month is 73mm, so they could easily get double that in the course of two, two and a half days.”