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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Heavy downpours and FLOODS ravage most area in Britain

 
The North is being battered by extreme rainfall and floods after other parts of Britain enjoyed what has officially become the hottest day of the year so far and the warmest September day since 1911.


Sunseekers flocked to parks and beaches across the country to make the most of the flash heatwave which has seen the mercury rise to a record-breaking 34.4C at Gravesend, Kent and 32.8C at Heathrow, London.
Forecasters say large swathes of southern England and the Midlands enjoyed temperatures of 31C and '32C in places' - meaning parts of the UK are currently warmer than Rome, Crete, Thailand, Majorca and Madrid.

However, in other parts of the UK, rain has fallen so hard and fast that the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the North West, North East, Yorkshire and into parts of Scotland.
Images of flooding in the deluge hit region of the North West have since been posted on social media sites.

In Manchester, the rain was so heavy that it has forced Manchester City to call off their opening Champions League game with Borussia Monchengladbach because of a waterlogged pitch. Elsewhere in the city, people were seen running for cover and taking shelter under umbrellas and full-body raincoats.

One of the busy shopping area of Market Street in central Manchester appeared to show a large amount of water lapping up the side of a tram stop. In another, cars were driving through huge puddles on roads, and a video appeared to show water cascading down an escalator at Manchester Piccadilly train station.


Source: dailymail