Homes hit by flash flooding

More than 50 homes were hit by by flash flooding following heavy rain that broke the heatwave in a series of heavy thunderstorms. Nottinghamshire Police said houses in Southwell were particularly badly hit by the extreme weather.

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The car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden downpour left the area and public house flooded.
The car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden downpour left the area and public house flooded. Credit: PA Wire
The heavily flooded junction between Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road in Nottingham.
The heavily flooded junction between Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road in Nottingham. Credit: PA Wire
Patrons in the car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater.
Patrons in the car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater. Credit: PA Wire
The car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden downpour left the area and public house flooded.
The car park of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden downpour left the area and public house flooded. Credit: PA Wire
The flooded interior of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater.
The flooded interior of The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater. Credit: PA Wire

A month's rain fell with 56mm recorded in 3 hours

An advice centre for those affected by floods in Nottingham will be opened at Southwell Town Hall, The Burgage, Southwell, later today.

The A612 remains closed between Southwell and Thurgaton to enable urgent clean-up operations to take place.

Worried car owners outside The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A month's rain fell in just a few hours in some areas yesterday.

Pershore in Worcestershire recorded 56mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a three-hour period this morning, more than the area's 50mm average total for the whole of July, the Met Office said.

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More than 50 homes hit by flash flooding in heavy rain

More than 50 homes were hit by by flash flooding following heavy rain that broke the heatwave in a series of heavy thunderstorms.

A car in the village of Hatfield, Worcestershire makes its way through flash floods. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nottinghamshire Police said houses in Southwell were particularly badly hit by the extreme weather, while numerous properties, businesses and roads across the county were affected.

A force spokesman said pockets of standing water remain in various locations and drivers are being urged to take caution on the roads.

Police said that in some areas drain covers have been damaged and there is debris in the roads.

Read: More rain expected after floods

More thundery downpours expected

Further thundery downpours are forecast across eastern parts of England and the northeastern half of Scotland, although these should clear from the west during the early morning in England, but hang on into the early afternoon across the far northeast of Scotland.

More thundery downpours expected.
More thundery downpours expected. Credit: Met Office

There is also a risk of further heavy showers developing over parts of Scotland and northeast England during the afternoon.

Read more: Flood warnings for the Midlands and southwest

Flood warnings for the Midlands and southwest

Four flood warnings and fifteen flood alerts have been issued across England.

Flood warnings have been issued for two areas in the Midlands and two areas of the southwest.

The Environment Agency's flood warning map.
The Environment Agency's flood warning map. Credit: Environment Agency

Read more: Lightning and flooding hits UK

A flood warning is issued when floods are expected and you should take action is you are concerned that you may be affected.

See the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.

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Flood warning issued for South West as alerts grow

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning and alert in the South West and extended its flood alerts in Anglia, the Midlands and the North West.

There are currently four flood alerts issued for the Midlands and one in each of the other regions.

The Environment Agency's flood warning map.
The Environment Agency's flood warning map. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood warnings are issued when flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Flood alerts indicate flooding is possible and locals should be prepared.

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