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Worcester News reader Max White sent in the following.

With regards to the Pershore stats, rain gauge in Warndon Villages recorded 24mm overnight to 8am, and then a further 12mm - half an inch - in the following 45 minutes, so 36mm or 1.5" in total.

That is the first rain since 3mm on July 2, and the highest total recorded in a day this year.

So, for the year we have had a total of 271mm on 54 separate days:

Jan 53.5mm/9 days
Feb 65.5/5
Mar 52/7
Apr 19/5
May 62/13
Jun 33.5/12
Jul 39/3 so far

The temperature yesterday got to a new high of 32.7c


Pershore once again on the map for weather as the recorded rainfall in the town was the highest in the country overnight.  The impact was also felt a few miles away at Evesham Golf Club in Fladbury where golfers had to delay their rounds by about three hours due to flooding on the course

What a difference a day makes!



Martyn Walley, headteacher of Tibberton CE First School, said the decision was taken to close the school at 8.30am this morning after the school flooded.

"The downstairs area of the school flooded including the staff room, the reception and year one classrooms and corridors.

"We think the problem was due to a blocked drain which caused two to three inches of flooding.

"It was very inconvenient and we hope to open tomorrow.

"This morning we had an army of staff and parents all cleaning the water away.

"Tonight, the children have got their leavers disco and we have been given the all clear for that.

"There was a smell of burning but everything has been checked and we are fine to go ahead."


Tibberton CE First School near Droitwich has had to close today because of flooding.


Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were very busy this morning.

A spokeswoman said: "We have been operational busy this morning with people trapped in their car because of flood water particularly in the Bromsgrove area."



THE rain has gone for now and the sun is back out though behind the clouds.

According to, there is a 52 per cent of another thunderstorm tonight in Worcester at about 7pm with scattered showers expected overnight.






Cars negotiate flash flooding near Bromsgrove this morning...

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UPTON Snodsbury First School has had to close today.

Headteacher Lorraine Barber said the school had a minor flood which has affected the entrance and corridors as well as one classroom.

Mrs Barber added: "These are essential thoroughfares.

"We are about to get some dehumidifiers and will do our best to open tomorrow [Wednesday].

"We are desparately hoping to open because we have our leavers assembly tomorrow." 



We face a really busy day; a combination of the rain and the heat. Please think before you dial 999 and consider other parts of the NHS.
July 23, 2013 by officialwmas




Slow moving traffic between Holt Heath and Ombersley due to flooding.

Delays of 15 minutes expected.





THE Met Office issued a severe warning for today across the region.

Surface flooding is expected in areas.


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