Floods have inundated gardens and blocked roads in severe weather today.
Thunder and rain have hit regions of the UK this week – putting an end to days of scorching sunshine.
In Cornwall, huge waves were pictured offshore as winds gathered today.
Newquay faced the worst of today’s downpours with major roads affected as floods spread.
Locals in the town said they had never seen rain like that in their lives.
In Dorset, the village of Burton Bradstock was among the areas hit by heavy flooding.
Residents were left knee-deep in water and cars submerged as the water rose.
Like Cornwall, the county has been hit by torrential downpours for the first time in weeks.
This evening slow-moving torrential rain also affected parts of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
A yellow weather warning for the region remains in place tomorrow and motorists have been urged to drive carefully in the flood conditions.
But looking ahead, while more rain is set to hit parts of the UK, it will “set down” compared to today’s downpour.
It came after a yellow weather warning in place across southern England was upgraded to amber across Somerset on Monday.
On the highways, visibility was poor for drivers as conditions worsened.
And further heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Wednesday, according to the Met Office.
In Scotland, some areas were hit by a week’s rain in just 24 hours while the downpour hit Britain after days of hot, dry weather.
It’s not just the UK that has been hit by major flooding today, dramatic video from Paris showed water seeping into a tube station.
In the UK, extremely dry conditions that have led to nine droughts being declared across England since Friday could also help.
Deputy Chief Daniel Rudman, at the Met Office, said: “Although the warnings are wide-ranging, forecasters expect individual thunderstorms to be fairly isolated, with many within the warning not experiencing gales or heavy rain.
“After Wednesday, conditions will calm down somewhat for most people.
“Although there may be some spells of rain and it will be unsettled at times in northern and western parts, the heavy downpours associated with thunderstorms are becoming less likely.”
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