UK set for month's rainfall in a day as flooding threat persists

UK set for month's rainfall in a day as flooding threat persists

East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire among areas hardest hit, with severe downpours expected

A month’s worth of rain was set to fall on the UK on Wednesday as severe downpours brought flooding to large parts of the country. Flash flooding hit towns and villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire. There was a metre (3ft) of standing water in parts of Withernsea, and further flooding in the Grimsby and Immingham areas.

The Humberside fire and rescue service said it responded to calls on Tuesday evening from Bridlington to Hull, and from towns south of the river Humber. Grimsby Town’s League Cup football match with Derby County had to be abandoned on Tuesday night because of the heavy rain.

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#Heavyrain & #thunderstorms continuing giving a soggy #commute home for many across SE England. Take care & stay #weatheraware this evening pic.twitter.com/LLngLMblry

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Source: Guardian Transport

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