Hour-by-hour forecast as Storm Christoph moves in

People in Devon and Cornwall are bracing themselves for heavy rain and flooding as Storm Christoph approaches.

The storm is set to bring unsettled weather to most of the UK.

Heavy rain is expected to hit the country tonight, with the Met Office warning homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

The national weather service issued a “danger to life” warning due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, while there is a “good chance” some communities may be cut off by flooded roads, PA reports.

Up to 70mm is expected to fall but in isolated spots, particularly in the northern Peak District and parts of the southern Pennines, 200mm could be possible.

An amber national severe weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of northern, central and eastern England, while separate yellow warnings for rain cover Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and the rest of England.

In Devon and Cornwall, a yellow weather warning for rain came into effect at midnight and will remain in place until midday on Thursday (January 21).

The Met Office also said that flooding is “likely”.

Highways England advised drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads, while the RAC breakdown service said motorists should only drive if absolutely necessary.

Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Devon and Cornwall

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St Ives

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Truro

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St Austell

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Newquay

Wednesday

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Liskeard

Wednesday

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Devon

Plymouth

Wednesday

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Exmouth

Wednesday

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Exeter

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Torquay

Wednesday

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