In Pictures: UK ready for wrath of Storm Christoph with major incidents declared

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The UK was braced for the onslaught of Storm Christoph with flooding, wind, rain and snow forecast.

Communities are bracing for flooding and major incidents have already been declared in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire amid amber and yellow weather warnings for the storm, which could also bring snow to northern areas.

Cars were having to negotiate flooded roads, umbrellas and wellington boots were out in force while rescuers were called to an overturned lorry on the M62.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would attend a meeting of the Cobra committee.

Sand bags placed against a door of a property in Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Sand bags placed against a door of a property in Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
A flood warden looks at the water levels of the River Calder in Mytholmroyd in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
A flood warden looks at the water levels of the River Calder in Mytholmroyd in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
A sink hole that has appeared in Ashbourne Road in Aigburth, Liverpool, as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow  (Peter Byrne/PA)
A sink hole that has appeared in Ashbourne Road in Aigburth, Liverpool, as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow (Peter Byrne/PA)
Recovery workers prepare to recover an overturned lorry at the scene of an accident on the eastbound track of the M62 motorway between junctions 21 (Milnrow) and 22 (Ripponden) (Danny Lawson/PA)
Recovery workers prepare to recover an overturned lorry at the scene of an accident on the eastbound track of the M62 motorway between junctions 21 (Milnrow) and 22 (Ripponden) (Danny Lawson/PA)
Driving conditions were hazardous (Danny Lawson/PA)
Driving conditions were hazardous (Danny Lawson/PA)
Flooding underneath the A46 at Six Hills Lane in Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
Flooding underneath the A46 at Six Hills Lane in Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
A flooded Broome Lane in East Goscote, Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
A flooded Broome Lane in East Goscote, Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
A gust of wind catches the umbrella of a person as they walk through the grounds of Winchester Cathedral in Winchester (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A gust of wind catches the umbrella of a person as they walk through the grounds of Winchester Cathedral in Winchester (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People walk up and down the High street in Winchester, Hampshire, as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People walk up and down the High street in Winchester, Hampshire, as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Vehicles navigate the flooded Mountsorrel Lane in Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
Vehicles navigate the flooded Mountsorrel Lane in Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
Flooded fields in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
Flooded fields in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire (Jacob King/PA)
Drivers had their work cut out (Jacob King/AP)
Drivers had their work cut out (Jacob King/AP)

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