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A roundabout has been submerged in water as Britons up and down the country brace for yellow Met Office weather warnings warning of thunderstorms.

Much of the Trafalgar roundabout in Truro, the capital of Cornwall, was submerged following flooding at the busy junction on Monday midday.

The incident comes on the same day that South West Water announced there will be a garden hose ban in Cornwall from Tuesday August 23 at 12.01am.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings covering all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus most of Scotland, warning of thunderstorms today.

While rain blanketed much of the west, the east has yet to report heavy rain. Meanwhile, three flood alerts have been issued, warning that flooding is possible in these areas.

The locations affected are: the Essex coast, from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the estuaries of Colne and Blackwater; Tidal River Avon in Bristol, Pill and Shirehampton; and the River Tidal Thames from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.

Residents of these areas have been urged to remain vigilant and prepare for flooding.

But those in the southeast have yet to see the predicted torrential rains, despite being subject to the same yellow weather warnings as the southwest.

Twitter user @Bluefire1John complained: ‘Got my aluminum grease and umbrella ready, Met Office, where’s the rain?’ Southeast user @Nether_Dweller added, “Where are the rain and thunderstorms I was promised?”


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