Britain threatened by "persistent rain"

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Published on June 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

Britain threatened by "persistent rain"

Shocking photographs show how an entire city has been almost completely cut off by flood water as torrential downpours continue to batter Britain.  Parts of Worcester are completely submerged after the River Severn burst its banks over the weekend. New Road cricket ground, Worcester Racecourse and various riverside walks could all be seen under several feet of water following the deluge of bad weather.Astonishing aerial images taken today (Mon) capture the scale of the flooding in the city, where water levels peaked at 4.56 metres.An Environment Agency spokesperson added: "Flooding from drains may also be affecting the racecourse and Worcester County cricket ground."Further showers expected over the next few days.

We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days.

We are closely monitoring the situation."A scheduled race meeting and a charity fun run were both scrapped at the weekend due to ongoing rain and a waterlogged course. Worcestershire CCC have switched Tuesday's (18/6) County Championship game with Sussex to Kidderminster, Worcs., due to their ground under several inches of water. Drivers are being warned to avoid roads close to rivers as they are likely to be flooded and further flood alerts have been issued along the River Severn down to Gloucester.Environment Agency staff worked into the night on Saturday (15/6) to put emergency flood barriers in place in nearby Bewdley.The rain is expected to ease off in the Midlands for much of today (Mon) and tomorrow (Tue) but more heavy downpours are expected from Wednesday (19/6).It is believed parts of the UK will be drenched by a month's worth of rain (up to 50ml) in just over 24 hours this week. The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood warnings and 23 flood alerts across the Midlands and North East.

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Britain threatened by "persistent rain"

Shocking photographs show how an entire city has been almost completely cut off by flood water as torrential downpours continue to batter Britain.  Parts of Worcester are completely submerged after the River Severn burst its banks over the weekend. New Road cricket ground, Worcester Racecourse and various riverside walks could all be seen under several feet of water following the deluge of bad weather.Astonishing aerial images taken today (Mon) capture the scale of the flooding in the city, where water levels peaked at 4.56 metres.An Environment Agency spokesperson added: "Flooding from drains may also be affecting the racecourse and Worcester County cricket ground."Further showers expected over the next few days.

We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days.

We are closely monitoring the situation."A scheduled race meeting and a charity fun run were both scrapped at the weekend due to ongoing rain and a waterlogged course. Worcestershire CCC have switched Tuesday's (18/6) County Championship game with Sussex to Kidderminster, Worcs., due to their ground under several inches of water. Drivers are being warned to avoid roads close to rivers as they are likely to be flooded and further flood alerts have been issued along the River Severn down to Gloucester.Environment Agency staff worked into the night on Saturday (15/6) to put emergency flood barriers in place in nearby Bewdley.The rain is expected to ease off in the Midlands for much of today (Mon) and tomorrow (Tue) but more heavy downpours are expected from Wednesday (19/6).It is believed parts of the UK will be drenched by a month's worth of rain (up to 50ml) in just over 24 hours this week. The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood warnings and 23 flood alerts across the Midlands and North East.

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