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Inevitable i guess! Flood Alert - River Stour and Smestow Brook #worcestershire responding to storms. http://t.co/yW3W4OgY1Z— @DaveThroupEA 23 July 2013
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
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!
This is what the rain radar looked like at 4am as the first storms cruised through #worcestershire http://t.co/ytiBrZx8N0— @DaveThroupEA 23 July 2013
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."
Wow! #pershore #worcestershire had 56mm of rain from today's storms. Its average for the whole of July is 50mm! http://t.co/TMrDU8viz6— @DaveThroupEA 23 July 2013
THE rain has gone for now and the sun is back out though behind the clouds.
According to Netweather.tv, there is a 52 per cent of another thunderstorm tonight in Worcester at about 7pm with scattered showers expected overnight.
After weeks of hot weather there is likely to be a kind of ‘road grease’ which, when combined with water, becomes really slippy. #TakeItEasy— @OFFICIALWMAS 23 July 2013
HEAVY RAIN: Sandbags available at Civic Centre, Pershore, Evesham Contact Centre and Droitwich, Lido Car Park. http://t.co/rEAuiXcqvx— @Wychavon 23 July 2013
Lots of water on the roads right now, don't forget to use your headlights and leave more distance to the car in front #drivetoarrive— @HWFireGCWills 23 July 2013
Cars negotiate flash flooding near Bromsgrove this morning...
@ashleydvaughan Certainly becoming more unsettled than recently, so cloudier & cooler - More on http://t.co/sTybMvoBP9 ^JVS— @metoffice 23 July 2013
Lots of reports of flooded roads out there this morning. Drivers please take care in case you come round a corner and find a big puddle :-)…— @OFFICIALWMAS 23 July 2013
Why is my timeline filled with talk of rain? http://t.co/jIISczyEsh— @PogalJoners 23 July 2013
Dare we say, we're pretty happy its raining #cooloff— @BindlesBar 23 July 2013
More summer storms with potential to cause localised flooding expected so keep an eye on the forecast and http://t.co/77OSqOVe7b #floodaware— @EnvAgency 23 July 2013
We love a thunder storm, its certainly wet enough to run about in the rain, one of the #50things to do.— @NTGreyfriars 23 July 2013
Scrub that last tweet #pershore #worcestershire now nearly 50mm (2 inches) of rain in last 3 hours!— @DaveThroupEA 23 July 2013
Road conditions are awful between #Pershore and #Worcester this morning. Deep standing water by #Norton causing problems #traffic #travel— @SarahDaviesWN 23 July 2013
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
Rail: Lines are blocked between Cheltenham Spa and Worcester due to lighting strike. There is no power to the... http://t.co/d26WHHaU1c— @wctrav 23 July 2013
Slow moving traffic between Holt Heath and Ombersley due to flooding.
Delays of 15 minutes expected.
View from my hotel room in sunny Worcester, are British weather is getting mint!!! http://t.co/biClj7Slso— @NWT1988 23 July 2013
Weather has broken here @worcester_uni with a rip roaring thunder storm! How far away is the lightening? http://t.co/SIY0z4nY1p— @PGCE_Maths 23 July 2013
THE Met Office issued a severe warning for today across the region.
Surface flooding is expected in areas.