Flash floods, a mudslide and sewage spills - the latest as storms hit the South West

Credit: Emma Wright

Stormy weather has caused flooding and disruption across the South West.

Video footage shows roads washed out around Newquay, while cars have also been left submerged in Dorset.

In Somerset, a road had to be closed due to a mudslide, while no swim warnings have been issued in much of the region due to sewage discharges contaminating water.

Emma Wright shared a video from Newquay which showed a Treloggan road almost entirely submerged.

"I've never seen rain like this," she said. "Our road is flooding."

  • Watch roads flood in Newquay (credit: Emma Wright)

It comes as the Met Office has put a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in place until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 August.

No swim warnings issued as sewage discharged into the water

Sewage alerts have now been issued at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Cornwall after the downpours and people are being urged not to swim in some contaminated beaches in Devon.

Most of the races at Fowey's Royal Regatta was also cancelled on Tuesday 16 August because of a funnel cloud and flash flooding.

A funnel cloud was also captured on camera in Fowey.

It follows other damage caused by the extreme weather, including at Tregolls roundabout in Truro which was partially submerged by flash flooding in Cornwall.

Haywood Farm Cider, in Bodmin, also shared footage of floodwater pouring down the steps.

Rain water pours down Devon street

Footage showed rain water pouring down a road in Clovelly in North Devon earlier this week.

Mudslide sees Somerset road closed

Part of the A358 in Somerset had to be closed in both directions after a mudslide.

Highways teams say the road is 'unsafe' following the mud slide Credit: Somerset Council

Somerset Council's highways team declared the road, near Combe Florey, unsafe on Monday 15 August.

Highways workers then worked to remove 50 tonnes of mud and potatoes which slipped from a nearby farm and the road was re-opened on Tuesday afternoon.

Cars 'submerged' in Dorset

Flood water in Burton Bradstock Credit: BPM Media

In Burton Bradstock, in Bridport, residents have been facing knee-deep in floodwater, while parked cars are submerged in water.

Motorists are being asked to drive carefully in the area as residents battle through the floodwater. 

Burton Bradstock Parish Council said: "Thanks to all the drivers who drove sensibly to get through this, this afternoon.

"The water is receding fairly quickly, but there’s more rain forecast so please take care."

Damage on A4 Bath Road in Bristol

There are restrictions on A4 Bath Road Brislington Hill in both directions, near Lidl, for emergency resurfacing repairs to take place after flash flooding caused damage to the road. Traffic is coping well.

The Kings Arms pub, in Brislington, also experienced flooding on Tuesday afternoon.

The landlord says he will not know the true cost of the damage until the floor dries out but it would have been far worse if it were not for the help of its locals.

Simon Williams said, "I didn't think much of it. The rain just came down and it just started coming into the pub. I think in the time - it must have been 20 minutes ' it was up to six inches deep in parts.

"There was nothing we could have done. Even if we'd have had sandbags, I don't think that would have stopped it.

"But then we mopped up all the water thanks to Keith Skuse, a local with his Wet Vac, and we opened on the night."