Flash flooding hits Tyne and Wear

There has been heavy rain and flash floods in Tyneside and Wearside.

On the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, people had to run for shelter as the rain started pouring down.

Thousands of people had been enjoying the annual Bridges Festival, which came to an early and soggy end. See more pictures on the ITV Tyne Tees website.

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Britain hit by flash flooding

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have caused a second day of flash flooding in some parts of Northern England and Central Scotland. The Met Office has an amber warning in place for North East England.