When Rain is expected in Peterborough as Storm Christoph moves in

The Met Office amber warning for heavy rain covering Peterborough.The Met Office amber warning for heavy rain covering Peterborough.
The Met Office amber warning for heavy rain covering Peterborough.
A Met Office amber alert for heavy rain remains in place for Peterborough as storm Christoph moves across the country over the next few days.

The most serious weather warning – amber for rain – has been in place across parts of the Midlands, including Peterborough, and northern England since Tuesday morning, alongside less serious yellow warnings for rain across Wales, Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

The country faces a “timeline of different hazards” this week as Storm Christoph moves in, a senior weather forecaster has said.

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Weather warnings for heavy rain are in force across the UK, but the unsettled conditions could also bring the risks of wind and snowfall as the storm engulfs the country through the middle of the week.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said that rain is “initially” the main concern but the picture will change as low pressure could introduce colder air.

He explained: “As we go through the week and the low pressure that is bringing these fronts of rainfall that are persistent and heavy over the next few days … as that low pressure moves east and out into the North Sea, the winds will become a thing really later in the week.

“Also as the low pressure moves away it pulls down a north-westerly airflow which brings much colder air across the UK again which then presents a further risk of snow.”

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Mr Claydon described the situation as “a timeline of different hazards as we go through the week but the first hazard is certainly of rain and that’s reflected in the warnings at the moment”.

A flood warning is in place on the North Bank Road alongside the River Nene, east of Peterborough and west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice.

The Environment Agency said today (January 19): “Heavy rain fell over the River Nene catchment over the past week and further rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

“During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions.

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“This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road from this morning, (January 19) onwards.

“Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road. Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media.

“This Flood Warning is expected to stay in force for several days until tide lock conditions improve.

“Please follow diversionary routes until the local authority re-open the road. We are operating the Dog-in-a-Doublet sluice to discharge water during low tide, and reduce the flood risk as much as possible.”

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A flood risk warning was also in place for the lLower Nene near Peterborough. The Environment Agency said: “River levels remain high, which has already led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river.

“We expect the river to remain high throughout today, and for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued, with the exception of the issued Flood Warnings at North Bank Road and B1040.”

This is when the Met Office is currently forecasting rain is most likely in Peterborough:

4pm - Cloudy

5pm - Cloudy and overcast

6pm - Cloudy

7pm - Showers (40%)

8pm - Showers (50%)

9pm - Cloudy

10pm - Cloudy

11pm - HRain (90%)

midnight - 5am Rain (50%)


6am - Rain (60%)

7am - Rain rain (60%)

8am - Rain (40%)

9am - Rain (50%)

10am - Heavy rain (80%)

11am - Rain (50%)

12 noon - Rain (40%)

3pm-midnight - Rain heavy at times (90%)


Midnight-3am - Rain heavy at times (80-90%).

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