Roads flooded as deluge of rain hits Bristol
There can be no doubt that summer is over, as wind and rain batters Bristol once again.
A number of roads across the city have been flooded after a day of heavy rain yesterday and more falling overnight. More information on road closures here.
Motorists are moving slowly on the M32 because of what they are describing as a "river of water" on the road.
Trains to South Wales and towards Taunton out of Bristol are also experiencing major delays this morning because of the weather and people are being advised not to travel if they can avoid it.
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And it's not only roads affected - several people have had to deal with flooded homes.
This morning Avon Fire and Rescue have attended 20 flooded homes in Clover Close, Clevedon.
And the NHS Blood and Transplant centre in Filton have not been able to get any blood out to hospitals due to the flooding.
Arrangements have been made so that blood orders for hospitals which usually go into Filton are being redirected to other blood centres in areas which are not affected by flooding.
Some torrential downpours have been hitting commuters today, but the persistent rain will start to clear from the west later on.
There may even be some sunny spells, but also scattered showers into the afternoon.
The horizontal rain drove many people away from Brisfest at Ashton Court yesterday.
Police have issued a warning to motorists to take care as they travel today after reports of spray and surface water.
They have reminded drivers to avoid going through deep water – a small number of motorists have already become stranded in their vehicles.
The environment agency has issued flood warnings in Bristol from Nibley to upstream of Stapleton including Frampton Cotterell and Frenchay.
There are also warnings of flooding along the Brislington Brook including Oakdale Road, South Bristol Sports Ground, Church Hill, Hollywood Road, Jean Road, School Road, Clayfield Road, Victory Park, Natures Garden and St Annes Wood.
The river Chew is also on alert from Chewstoke to Keynsham, while the River at Saltford has a warning in place. More information on flood warnings here.
An amber weather warning from the Met Office was in place over the Bristol area last night.
As the rain eased this morning a yellow warning remained in place in an area covering East Wales and the Bristol Channel.
Last night Bristol was soaked with 50mm to 60mm of rain. Met office spokesman Charles Powell said: “This is getting very close to what we would expect to see in a month.”
A further 20m to 40mm of rain is expected to fall today.
Mr Powell added: “It’s a large amount of rain to see over such a short period but it’s not completely abnormal heading into this time of year.”
According to the Met Office the low pressure is set to hang over the South West until Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday looking clear.
For more details of the forecast visit our weather pages.
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