Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flooding hits north east as one month's rainfall of nearly TWO INCHES falls in just 24 hours... and there's no sign of warmer weather to come

The elusive spring weather is still showing no signs of appearing in Britain, with the north of the country hit by torrential rain and flooding today.

Heavy downpours turned a busy dual carriageway in Newcastle into a virtual river this morning, while flooding in Durham - which has seen almost a month's worth of rainfall in the space of 24 hours - left motorists stranded on waterlogged rural roads.

Flood alerts are in place across the north east, and while forecasters are predicting drier days in the week ahead, Britons keeping their fingers crossed for warmer weather are likely to be disappointed.