Thunderstorms & flash flooding strike Birmingham - weather chaos in pictures

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Birmingham has been hit by heavy thunderstorms and flash flooding - with more storms forecast for today (Sunday, July 9)

People across Birmingham have reported chaotic scenes as thunderstorms struck the city last night (Saturday, July 8).

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for the UK today, with more storms forecast for Birmingham. You can read the full Birmingham Weather Forecast forecast here.

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Yesterday the Mostly Jazz, Soul and Funk Festival in Moseley Park was evacuated as water drenched the venue, with organisers expected to make more announcements about today’s plans this morning.

There were flash floods reported in Kings Heath, Kings Norton and across Erdington and Sutton Coldfield too. Here are some of the worst areas affected by thunderstorms on Saturday night.

Moseley

Bins slide through Moseley Park after Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival evacuated. The organisers told of their devastation at having to ask festival goers to leave the venue. They advised people to take shelter in local pubs, coffee shops and restaurants in Moseley Village until the storm passed.

Kings Heath

A river returned to Kings Heath near Vicarage Road as the downpours continued in Kings Heath. Simon Dixin caught these scenes adn explained a link up with a local duck pond. He also told how water had reached 20 to 30cm deep outside Kings Heath Park. Locals also reported that KFC on the High Street shut due to floods.

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Bristol Road

Cars were seeeing driving thorugh inches of water along the Bristol Road on Saturday evening as the thunderstorms took hold across Birmingham.

Pershore Road

Not far away, the Pershore Rad was also struck by flash flooding in Kings Norton. You can see cars driving thorugh inches of water and a fire engine passing by.

Aston Expressway

Shocking scenes on Birmingham’s M6 Aston Expressway - with one driver comparing it to the traditional Birmingham holiday spot Weston-Super-Mare.

Birmingham city centre

The city centre was also hit by the heavy storms, with these senes captured on camera around Hurst Street and Smallbrook Queensway

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Sutton Coldfield

Dark skies were captured on camera in Sutton Coldfield as the strom brewed on Saturday night, with Twitter user JW describing it as one of the strongest thunderstroms they had ever witnessed. A resident also warned people about flooding on Sutton Road off Weeford Lane

Erdington

Shocking scenes of flooding were filmed on the Chester Road affecting motorists as you can see at the top of our story. In the Red Lion guests appeared determined to continue their evening in the pub.

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