Pictures show aftermath of freak downpour in Morecambe

A freak overnight downpour caused flash flooding in Torrisholme and Morecambe.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 2:14 pm
Updated Friday, 26th August 2016, 4:14 pm
Flash flooding in Torrisholme in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Ryan O'Brien.

These pictures show the aftermath of torrential rain in the Lancaster Road and Morecambe Road area of town.

Residents awoke to the sound of a pelting downpour in the early hours of Friday.

Rainwater covered the roads and pavements and even went right up to the doors of some properties.

Flash flooding on Morecambe Road in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Ryan O'Brien.

But within hours, the flooding had subsided.

According to Lancaster University weather station, 10mm of rain fell in our area between 11pm and midnight on Thursday.

A further 4mm fell between midnight and 1am on Friday.

The rain during those two hours made up 88 per cent of the total rainfall (15.8mm) during the 24-hour period.

Flash flooding in Torrisholme Square in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Ryan O'Brien.

Thank you to Ryan O’Brien for the photos.

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Flash flooding on Morecambe Road in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Ryan O'Brien.
Flash flooding in Torrisholme Square in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Ryan O'Brien.