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In Pictures: Britain lashed with rain and snow as Storm Christoph sweeps in


By PA News

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Storm Christoph has brought severe conditions across Britain, with homes flooded amid heavy downpours, some areas blanketed in snow, and difficult travel conditions caused by ice.

Dozens of flood warnings are in place across England, and many people were told to evacuate their homes overnight as water levels rose.

The streets of Lymm in Cheshire were flooded after overnight heavy rain (Joe Giddens/PA)
The streets of Lymm in Cheshire were flooded after overnight heavy rain (Joe Giddens/PA)
Gabrielle Burns-Smith outside her flooded home on the outskirts of Lymm (Joe Giddens/PA)
Gabrielle Burns-Smith outside her flooded home on the outskirts of Lymm (Joe Giddens/PA)
Residents of Lymm – and elsewhere – are counting the cost after flood waters entered their homes (Joe Giddens/PA)
Residents of Lymm – and elsewhere – are counting the cost after flood waters entered their homes (Joe Giddens/PA)
In Didsbury, Manchester, heavy rain left vast areas under water (Peter Byrne/PA)
In Didsbury, Manchester, heavy rain left vast areas under water (Peter Byrne/PA)
A council worker in Didsbury checks a bridge over the River Mersey for damage after heavy rain (Peter Byrne/PA)
A council worker in Didsbury checks a bridge over the River Mersey for damage after heavy rain (Peter Byrne/PA)
But further north in Northumberland, the storm brought heavy snow (Owen Humphreys/PA)
But further north in Northumberland, the storm brought heavy snow (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Northumberland village of Allenheads was transformed into a winter wonderland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Northumberland village of Allenheads was transformed into a winter wonderland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A quad bike helped this man get through the snow in Allenheads (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A quad bike helped this man get through the snow in Allenheads (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Angel of the North in Gateshead was also dusted with snow (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Angel of the North in Gateshead was also dusted with snow (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Ken Emerson, 76, clears a snow drift in Lanehead, Co Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Ken Emerson, 76, clears a snow drift in Lanehead, Co Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A snow plough passes an old caravan in Nenthead, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A snow plough passes an old caravan in Nenthead, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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