Torrential rain causes flash flooding and travel chaos as heatwave ends

 Friday, September 10, 2021 

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As the UK’s scorching heatwave comes to an abrupt end, torrential rain caused flash-flood and travel chaos across Merseyside.

Some roads in the region are currently flooded.

Reports of service disruption on the New Brighton and West Kirby lines due to the adverse weather are coming from various sources.

The Met Office predicted thunderstorms would hit the region at around 4 pm and carry on throughout the evening.

Schools across the region will remain closed tomorrow.

A statement on the school’s social media page says there has been some flooding in school due to heavy rain today.

To ensure the safety of our students, only kids between (7-11) years will attend school.

Those between (8-10) years should remain at home and participate in virtual lessons following their normal timetable.

The school is totally flooded throughout its ground floor and some upper floor classrooms.

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s message states that they have had reports of homes and businesses affected by flash floods after today’s rain.

The Met Office has warned of further thunderstorms.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to affect the area through this evening before slow decaying towards midnight.

Parts of the south and south-east will likely stay dry with sunny spells.

However, the Met Office said the north and north-west will experience more unsettled conditions, with rain and clouds.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast says that settled and largely dry conditions may continue through the start of next week.

There may be variable clouds with few decent clear and sunny spells, although it is cloudier in the far north and intermittently rainy in the northwest.

Towards the end of September, conditions will become more unsettled and rainfall may be above average.

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