Heavy rain and hail causes flash floods in Bournemouth as summer storms strike parts of Britain

Flash flooding affected many parts of the country today after a series of short, heavy downpours. This bus in Braidley Road in Bournemouth struggled through the flooding
  • Heavy downpours have been affecting several parts of the country causing flash flooding in Bournemouth
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  • North-east also affected by heavy rain causing A&E department at South Tyneside District Hospital to partially close
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  • Yellow ‘be aware’ warning for heavy rain issued for parts of eastern England, eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland
 
The Met Office says that in some parts of the country today, 10 to 15mm of rain fell in just an hour
A street in the Branksome area of Poole in Dorset looked like a scene from winter after hail fell today

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