Cricket ground completely flooded as rain batters Britain

Tom Homewood
Assistant Producer

As Britain braces for another bout of wet weather, footage of New Road cricket ground shows the impact recent rain has already had on the Worcestershire venue.

The home of Worcestershire CCC has been completely flooded as torrential downpours caused the River Severn to burst its banks.

The team had to move their match on Tuesday as their pitch is looking more like an outdoor swimming pool than anywhere you might see professional cricket.

Aerial images taken on Monday capture the scale of the flooding in the city, where water levels peaked at 4.56 metres.

Flooding after the River Severn burst its banks (Photo credit SWNS)

The rain is expected to ease off in the Midlands for now but more heavy downpours are expected from Wednesday.

Worcestershire CCC's ground completely under water (Photo credit SWNS)

It is believed parts of the UK will be drenched by a month's worth of rain (up to 50ml) in just over 24 hours this week.

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