Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s stadium hit by flooding chaos amid thunderstorms

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Torrential rain over the weekend has caused flash flooding around Birmingham with Birmingham City’s St Andrew stadium being hit by weather chaos

Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s stadium has been hit with flooding this weekend following flash floods across the city.

People across Birmingham reported chaotic scenes as thunderstorms struck with some events being affected on Saturday (July 8). Following the heavy rain on Sunday (July 9), a number of areas at St. Andrew’s stadium are currently out of bounds, including hospitality boxes, lounges and suites at the stadium.

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The Severn Trent Big Boost for Brum jobs fair was due to take place at the stadium today (July 10) but has now been postponed due to the flooding. Companies such as National Express West Midlands, NHS, Kier, Pertemps and Severn Trent were due to attend St Andrew’s for the event along with the city’s biggest employers. Severn Trent says it aims to reschedule the event at the stadium for a later date.

The shocking weather has affected many events across the city. The Mostly Jazz, Soul and Funk Festival in Moseley Park was evacuated as water drenched the venue, and there were flash floods reported in Kings Heath, Kings Norton and across Erdington and Sutton Coldfield too.

The Birmingham City squad are currently abroad on a pre-season tour of Spain. Their next game at St Andrew’s is scheduled for August 12.

What has the club said about the flooding at St Andrew’s?

A statement from Birmingham City on Sunday, read: “Due to torrential rain, leading to flooding on the evening of Saturday 8 July, a number of areas at St. Andrew’s are out of bounds. This includes a number of hospitality boxes, lounges and suites at the Stadium.

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“Resultantly, the Severn Trent Big Boost for Brum Event, due to be held at St. Andrew’s on Monday 10 July has been postponed. The intention is for this to be rescheduled at a later date and the Club apologises for any inconvenience caused.” Birmingham City FC has been contacted for further comment on this story.

Birmingham City’s St Andrew stadiumBirmingham City’s St Andrew stadium
Birmingham City’s St Andrew stadium

What’s the weather forecast for this week?

More rain is forecast throughout the week, with light rain expected on Monday evening and throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. The weather is expected to pick up towards the end of the week although light rain showers are forecast in Birmingham for the weekend.

The Met Office prediction for this evening, reads: “Showers continuing into the evening, perhaps easing for a time overnight but remaining somewhat cloudy. Breezy to start but easing by morning.

“Feeling mild under cloudier skies. Minimum temperature 13C.”

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The outlook for Wednesday onwards, says: “Staying unsettled with further scattered showers, though plenty of dry and sunny spells in between. Breezy at times and little change in temperatures as they remain around the seasonal average.”

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