Worcester is almost completely cut off by floodwater with the racecourse and cricket ground submerged as parts of the UK face being battered by thunderstorms and drenched with up to a MONTH's worth of rain in just over 24 hours this week (33 Pics)

Worcester has been almost completely cut off by floodwater after torrential rain battered the city with more to come tomorrow.
Shocking aerial photographs show Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester Racecourse underwater today after the nearby River Severn burst its banks over the weekend.
Worcester's streets are covered in up to 14ft of rainwater with swans seen swimming through the streets this morning. 
The Environment Agency currently has seven flood warnings and 19 flood alerts in place for large swathes of the Midlands, including Lincolnshire where 600 families were evacuated from their homes on Saturday.
A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms will be in place from 6pm tomorrow until 9pm on Wednesday.  
Heavy showers are also expected in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east of England today, while London and the south east escape the chaos with a cloudy start to the week, until thunderstorms hit tomorrow evening.   

The entire cricket pitch at Worcestershire CCC was covered in murky floodwater this morning after heavy rainfall over the weekend
Worcester Racecourse has been completely wiped out by flooding after rain battered the city and the River Severn burst its banks over the weekend
Worcester Racecourse has been completely wiped out by flooding after rain battered the city and the River Severn burst its banks over the weekend 
Swans are pictured swimming through a flooded street in Worcester after the River Severn burst its banks nearby
Swans are pictured swimming through a flooded street in Worcester after the River Severn burst its banks nearby 
Homes in Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire were flooded up to their front door handles over the weekend after the nearby River Steeping burst its banks. One home is pictured with a flooded garden this morning as military efforts continue
Homes in Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire were flooded up to their front door handles over the weekend after the nearby River Steeping burst its banks. One home is pictured with a flooded garden this morning as military efforts continue 
Met Office weather warnings are in place for thunderstorms in the south east, east and Midlands on Tuesday and Wednesday
Met Office weather warnings are in place for thunderstorms in the south east, east and Midlands on Tuesday and Wednesday
In Lincolnshire over the weekened, the RAF was drafted in after two months' worth of rain fell in just two days last week, bursting the banks of the River Steeping and causing chaos for households in nearby Wainfleet All Saints.
Officials claim more than a thousand people could be forced to flee with more rain on its way. 
The military is using pumps to channel flood water back into the Steeping in a desperate bid to lower water levels, while planes drop sand bags from above. 
Lincolnshire Police has urged flood-hit families to take shorter showers and refrain from using washing machines or dishwashers, as officers fear it could put further pressure on sewage systems in the area.  
More heavy showers are on the way for the East Midlands
More heavy showers are on the way for the East Midlands 
Meteorologist Dean Hall said officials are 'keeping an eye on flood-hit Wainfleet, saying: 'We are keeping an eye on it as there could be some issues with surface water and flooding.'
Heavy showers could mean residents have to wait even longer to return to their homes after the Steeping first burst its banks on Wednesday. 
RAF Chinook helicopters dropped an additional 76 tonnes of sand and ballast in the area on Sunday after drafting in 270 one-tonne sandbags in an attempt to repair the bank on Friday. 
Families living in Wainfleet All Saints and nearby Thorpe Culvert were told to leave on Saturday as rain continued to hit the area. 
On Saturday night, the bell to evacuate a further 300 homes was sounded and officers from the Environment Agency and Maritime and Coastguard Agency helped families make their way to higher ground.  Dozens spent the night in temporary emergency centres.
Anglian Water Services also requested Wainfleet residents avoid using washing machines, toilets and showers during the flooding, while water pumps were drafted in by the Environment Agency on Sunday to ease the flow.
The Environment Agency Midlands tweeted this morning: 'Our teams have been on the ground pumping water away from £Wainfleet overnight.
'So far, we've shifted 225 Olympic-sized swimming pools' worth of water.
'2 flood warnings lifted this morning & we're monitoring weather and flows.'
Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road ground in Worcester fully submerged by floodwater following heavy rainfall
Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road ground in Worcester fully submerged by floodwater following heavy rainfall
Two women look out onto the flooded cricket field at Worcester County Cricket Club covered in flood water today
Two women look out onto the flooded cricket field at Worcester County Cricket Club covered in flood water today 
Worcester Racecourse was also under water after persistent rain fell on Saturday and Sunday with more expected this week
Worcester Racecourse was also under water after persistent rain fell on Saturday and Sunday with more expected this week
Lisa Grant, a resident of Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire, peers out of her window to be greeted by more floods this morning. Sandbags were placed at her door to prevent water damage
Lisa Grant, a resident of Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire, peers out of her window to be greeted by more floods this morning. Sandbags were placed at her door to prevent water damage 
High volume pumps are being used to pump flood water back into the River Steeping in Lincolnshire in a desperate bid to lower water levels as homes in nearby Wainfleet All Saints remain flooded
High volume pumps are being used to pump flood water back into the River Steeping in Lincolnshire in a desperate bid to lower water levels as homes in nearby Wainfleet All Saints remain flooded 
A white van wades through floodwater in Wainfleet this morning after two months' of rain fell in just two days last week
A white van wades through floodwater in Wainfleet this morning after two months' of rain fell in just two days last week 
In the south east temperatures could reach 71F (22C) today, but the skies will remain cloudy ahead of rainfall tomorrow.   
Rain will also hit parts of north west England, the Midlands and Wales today, but will die out out by the evening, according to forecasters. 
London, the south east and the East Midlands face travel disruption tomorrow and Wednesday, as lightning strikes risk delaying or cancelling services. 
Yesterday opera fans were left devastated after the world famous tenor Jose Carreras was forced to cancel a concert at London's Kenwood House due to treacherous weather conditions. 
Astonishing aerial images taken today capture the scale of the flooding in the city, where water levels peaked at 14ft
Astonishing aerial images taken today capture the scale of the flooding in the city, where water levels peaked at 14ft 
No games today! Worcestershire County Cricket Club's ground fully submerged by floodwater following heavy rainfall
No games today! Worcestershire County Cricket Club's ground fully submerged by floodwater following heavy rainfall
A marquee at Worcestershire Cricket Ground is pictured half submerged in water with staff unable to access it today
A marquee at Worcestershire Cricket Ground is pictured half submerged in water with staff unable to access it today 
An organiser for the event on Hampstead Heath said: 'We regret to announce that in the interest of customer safety we have had to take the decision to cancel today's event under advice from our safety officers. This is due to high winds conditions and poor ground conditions.' 
The 72-year-old added: 'I am so very disappointed that this evening's concert at Kenwood House has been cancelled. 
'On the promoters advice and the safety officials I cannot possibly risk the safety of my dear audience. I am very disappointed and I hope to come back to the UK very soon.' 
Aerial images show the extent of flooding in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, where 600 families have been evacuated from their homes
Aerial images show the extent of flooding in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, where 600 families have been evacuated from their homes
A caravan partly submerged by floodwater in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire, where streets and properties flooded after the town had more than two months' worth of rain in just two days over the weekend
A caravan partly submerged by floodwater in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire, where streets and properties flooded after the town had more than two months' worth of rain in just two days over the weekend 
Experts claim more than a thousand people could be forced to flee in Wainfleet (pumps pictured on the River Steeping today) with Met Office forecasters warning of more heavy showers, strong winds and lightning from 6pm tomorrow until 9pm on Wednesday
Experts claim more than a thousand people could be forced to flee in Wainfleet (pumps pictured on the River Steeping today) with Met Office forecasters warning of more heavy showers, strong winds and lightning from 6pm tomorrow until 9pm on Wednesday
Youngsters in Wainfleet All Saints were faced with the sight of their toys submerged in floodwater this morning
Youngsters in Wainfleet All Saints were faced with the sight of their toys submerged in floodwater this morning 
Children's toys are pictured drowning in floodwater in Wainfleet as the RAF continues to battle water levels today
Children's toys are pictured drowning in floodwater in Wainfleet as the RAF continues to battle water levels today 
Families battle to access their car with flood water nearly up to their knees in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire today
Families battle to access their car with flood water nearly up to their knees in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire today 
A woman gives a young girl a piggy back as they both try to avoid flood water in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire today
A woman gives a young girl a piggy back as they both try to avoid flood water in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire today 
A man is pictured wading through flooded roads in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire this morning where there is risk of further rain
A man is pictured wading through flooded roads in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire this morning where there is risk of further rain 
Meanwhile officials are pictured with masks on as they access flooded homes in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
Meanwhile officials are pictured with masks on as they access flooded homes in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire 
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for much of the South East, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands, running from 6pm on Tuesday until 9pm on Wednesday
The Environment Agency currently has seven flood warnings and 19 flood alerts in place for the East and West Midlands
'There will be the odd heavier shower towards the East Midlands but these will be few and far between,' Mr Hall added. 
The Met Office's yellow thunderstorm warning reads: 'There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.'
Lincolnshire Police has urged flood-hit families to take shorter showers and refrain from using washing machines or dishwashers
Lincolnshire Police has urged flood-hit families to take shorter showers and refrain from using washing machines or dishwashers
Forecasters also warn of travel disruption on trains, buses and roads, adding: Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services. Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.' 
An Environment Agency spokesman said: 'Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire has caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. 
'Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. 
A Land Rover makes its way through flooded roads in Wainfleet, despite officials warning of dangerous conditions
A Land Rover makes its way through flooded roads in Wainfleet, despite officials warning of dangerous conditions
A tractor is pictured trying to battle through flooded roads in Wainfleet this morning as residents remain evacuated
A tractor is pictured trying to battle through flooded roads in Wainfleet this morning as residents remain evacuated 
A pump is pictured on the banks of the River Steeping in Lincolnshire where up to 1,000 people could be evacuated this week
A pump is pictured on the banks of the River Steeping in Lincolnshire where up to 1,000 people could be evacuated this week
An Environment Agency worker is pictured monitoring pumping on the River Steeping. There are currently seven flood warnings in place and 19 flood alerts
An Environment Agency worker is pictured monitoring pumping on the River Steeping. There are currently seven flood warnings in place and 19 flood alerts 
More heavy rain in Wainfleet has seen houses submerged up to their front door handles with further showers on the way
More heavy rain in Wainfleet has seen houses submerged up to their front door handles with further showers on the way 
'The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. 
'River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which we will be closely monitoring. 
'Our staff are out in the area assisting the military, emergency services and council. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation.' 
An aerial photo from the weekend shows flooding in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire. A house next to a level crossing has been submerged along with the railway line and a blue car. Almost 600 families have been evacuated from the area
An aerial photo from the weekend shows flooding in Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire. A house next to a level crossing has been submerged along with the railway line and a blue car. Almost 600 families have been evacuated from the area
Floodwaters rushed over fields and a railway line after the River Steeping burst its banks near Wainfleet All Saints last week
Floodwaters rushed over fields and a railway line after the River Steeping burst its banks near Wainfleet All Saints last week
Worcester is almost completely cut off by floodwater with the racecourse and cricket ground submerged as parts of the UK face being battered by thunderstorms and drenched with up to a MONTH's worth of rain in just over 24 hours this week (33 Pics) Worcester is almost completely cut off by floodwater with the racecourse and cricket ground submerged as parts of the UK face being battered by thunderstorms and drenched with up to a MONTH's worth of rain in just over 24 hours this week (33 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:14 Rating: 5

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