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Meatpie
18-08-11, 03:48 PM
A mid-summer monsoon-style downpour caused flash flooding across southern Britain today as a fortnight's worth of rain fell in just 30 minutes leaving homes, shops and roads underwater. The force of the rainwater caused huge cracks to open up along main roads and lifted manhole covers clean off, leading to fountains of water gushing out. At a beach in Bournemouth - which is normally crowded with holidaymakers at this time of the year - water was flooding off the road, along the beach and into the sea.

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A man paddles across Bournemouth gardens past the bandstand in a kayak today after a sudden downpour caused flash flooding

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The road cracked open in Bournemouth as thousands of gallons of water poured into the drains as two weeks rain fell in half an hour

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Water sweeps down from Boscombe Chine Gardens to the sea after 30mm of rain fell

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