More than an inch of rain fell overnight in parts of Herefordshire, with thunder and lightning also affecting many parts of the county.

Surface water flooding was reported on a number of routes in the county, including the A438 (Hereford to Ledbury Road), but this has since receded with the worst of the downpours moving away to the north.

The wet weather has seen a number of events that were planned to take place today cancelled, including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Games and Dog Show that was scheduled to take place today at Westfaling Street Park. Organisers say that the event will be rescheduled for later in the year.

The Met Office has a weather warning for thunderstorms and heavy rain in place for Herefordshire today.

“Thunderstorms and areas of rain are expected to develop over parts of England and Wales during the early hours of Sunday. Torrential downpours are likely in a few places with parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England most at risk. Some places could see 15-20 mm in an hour, and perhaps up to 50 mm before storms fade, and hail may affect a few spots. These thunderstorms will slowly spread into southern parts of northern England on Sunday morning before easing. Further south, drier conditions briefly develop on Sunday morning before further showers and thunderstorms develop over some parts of southern England, Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia later. These may give some heavy downpours with a further 10-20 mm possible in some places.”

More Details – UK weather warnings – Met Office

The Met Office forecast for Herefordshire says:

Today: It will be a much cooler feeling day than of late. That is because it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times and possibly thundery also. Possibly turning drier in the south later. Maximum temperatureĀ 14Ā Ā°C.

Tonight: Locally heavy outbreaks of rain will continue this evening, but will gradually clear eastwards overnight. Remaining cloudy by dawn with a little light rain still possible. Minimum temperatureĀ 8Ā Ā°C.