Storm Christoph: Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Mansfield

As the peak of Storm Christoph is expected to barrage through tonight (January 20), people across Nottinghamshire are urged to prepare for any widespread flooding.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 1:12 pm

The Met Office has warned of more heavy rain predicted for Mansfield, as flood warnings, alerts and weather warnings remain in place for the River Trent and Nottinghamshire throughout the day.

On Monday, the national weather service said Storm Christoph will bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds as persistent heavy rain will lead to significant accumulations of rain which could lead to flooding in some areas.

An amber warning for rain has been issued for parts of northern, central and eastern England. Separate Yellow warnings for rain cover Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and the rest of England.

Storm Christoph continues to grip the UK until tomorrow

The warning area includes Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Wakefield, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough and is valid from 6am on Tuesday through to midday on Thursday.

Within the amber warning area rainfall accumulations could reach up to 200mm in parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District, 40-70mm could be seen more widely.

Heavy rainfall combined with some snowmelt across the hills is likely to lead to flooding across the county, said the Met Office, with homes and businesses are likely to be affected.

Fire service in Nottinghamshire has also issued a message to public following the arrival of Storm Christoph, saying that the people need to prepare for flooding and take necessary precautions.

According to the Met Office, the day in the East Midlands will start off mild, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle and heavy at times particularly over higher ground, with a maximum temperature of 11°C.

Tonight, winds are expected to ease for a time during the evening but remaining wet with further pulses of often heavy rain, and a minimum temperature of 2°C.

Here is an hourly weather forecast for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire today.

12pm – Drizzle

1pm – Light rain

2pm – Light rain

3pm – Heavy rain

4pm – Heavy rain

5pm – Heavy rain

6pm – Heavy shower

7pm – Overcast

8pm – Heavy rain

9pm – Heavy rain

10pm – Heavy rain

11pm – Heavy rain