Cars are submerged in floodwater as heavy rain follows Storm Angus


Parts of Britain already battered by Storm Angus are in for more weather woes as heavy rain is causing flooding.

Amber weather warnings were issued in Devon and parts of Somerset where a "significant amount of rainfall is expected", with further warnings issued across south-west England and in the North East, the Met Office said.

Residents in Bristol were shocked as deep floodwater trapped cars in Whitchurch Lane.

(Lee Gitsham/PA)

Lee Gitsham, 43, set off for work as an office supply manager at 8am, only to be confronted by up to 3ft of water which had left several cars submerged.

He said: "I had to go through an alternative route because the bottom of the road was flooded. Parked cars were submerged in water. There were two drivers who tried to get through but got stuck. It was at wing mirror level so it must have been about 2ft to 3ft of water.

"I have lived in that area for nearly 10 years. I have never seen it as bad as that. We have had a bit of flooding where the water has covered the pavement but never where it covered car bonnets."

(Lee Gitsham/PA)

An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We had reports of heavy floodwater in Whitchurch Lane. Everyone had been able to get out of their vehicles safely and no-one was trapped."

Others are taking to Twitter to share pictures of Storm Angus and the relentless rain.

It has proven to be a destructive force.

Some areas haven't been as badly hit by the storm, proving fertile ground for sarcasm.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: "What we have is a system gradually moving north and that is bringing rain as it travels north. The warning areas reflect the progress of this particular weather system - this low pressure as it goes through."

He added that there could be strong winds associated with the weather system.