is supposed to be the official start of the summer, yet some people
are rowing through the streets in canoes after freakish flash
flooding and in one place it even snowed.
the Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire, pub workers captured the
snowflakes falling on camera in a video that has now been shared
hundreds of times with some unable to believe it.
pub, which calls itself the highest place in Britain, posted the
video on Monday as other parts of Britain enjoyed scorching
temperatures with the mercury hitting 28C in some places.
at the bottom of the hill, locals said the weather with glorious, and
one reported seeing clear sunshine on one side of the roads and
'hellish' weather on the other., at a time of the year in which
people are usually more accustomed to shorts and sunglasses
pictured on a busy road through Great Barr after torrential downpours
moved from the south to the Midlands, leaving entire streets totally
that day, the flash floods had hit London and Essex, where there were
flood warnings in place form the Environment Agency and the Met
freakish weather has interrupted what is otherwise and unusually warm
start to the month, with areas that have escaped most of the rain
experiencing a week-long heatwave of temperatures in the mid to high
the BBC have warned that the weather will 'look and feel very
different' to the rest of the week, with temperatures likely to fall
from around 28C at the beginning of the week to 19C or 20C by
North Yorkshire pub that took the recording of snow is 1,732ft (528m)
above sea level and is popular with walkers and tourists.
pub posted the video once on their Facebook page, then again with a
message explaining that people 'can't quite believe us'.
Hocking wrote on the page: 'What the hell, we were there yesterday on
the bikes enjoying a spot of lunch and it was glorious.'
Dumpleton simply said 'the weather's gone mad!' and Joanne
Furphy wrote: 'I know a fella was in the pub having lunch and said it
was hail stoning there I didn't believe him .'
others suggested that bizarre weather in Tan Hill was not
unusual. Adrian Wheeler said: 'This is nothing all that
untoward; I've seen Blizzards at Tan Hill in July before.'
Tan Hill Inn (pictured in December) is 1,732ft (528m) above sea
level and is popular with walkers and tourists. The pub posted the
video once on their Facebook page, then again with a message
explaining that people 'can't quite believe us'
ground outside the Tan Hill Inn was covered in what seemed like a mix
somewhere between hail and snow (pictured
J Barker wrote: 'Mind you, there was a clear line across the road
today when I was driving home where it had clearly been sunshine all
day on one side, and hellish weather the other side.'
was a mixed picture for Britons on Wednesday, as tourists in
Cambridge were pictured enjoying a sunny punt ride along the river
Cam, while torrential rain and thundery showers lashed other parts of
the capital and parts of the Midlands, flash downpours left people
drenched, and images shared on social media showed roads partially
were caught in sudden downpours for the second consecutive day, with
torrential rain hitting the capital in the early afternoon.
Tuesday, flash floods caused three cars to be submerged, and their
drivers had to be rescued, in Croydon, south London.
Birmingham, Thornbridge Avenue is usually one of the busiest
routes through Great Barr, but the rain left it almost
impassable yesterday and the best way to traverse it was by boat
Karl Styles, 36, was caught in the torrential downpour as he made his way to his local pub for a pint after work. Despite the road outside his home being submerged under 3ft of water, Karl borrowed a friend's canoe to complete the journey
Styles, 36, was caught in the torrential downpour as he made his way
to his local pub for a pint after work and borrowed a friend's canoe
to get there as the road outside his home was submerged under 3ft of
motorists watched as the gas engineer paddled around a roundabout to
the Beeches pub at 5.30pm yesterday, and after reaching the pub in
one piece, Mr Styles jumped up from his seat to rescue a woman
stranded in her car.
Styles, who lives around the corner from the pub, said: 'I was on my
way to the pub when there was a flash flood.
road was like a river but I was determined to get to the pub for a
mate lives across the road and has a blue canoe so I borrowed it and
didn't have any paddle so I had to use my hands. It was pretty tiring
because the current was really strong.'
just taken a sip of my pint when I looked out the window and saw a
woman stuck in her car.
leaped out and got in my canoe, I felt like David Hasselhoff in Bay
managed to reach her in the canoe and helped her get out of her
water had risen to waist-height but she waded to safety and I just
got back in and paddled back across the road.
was quite an eventual trip out to the pub.'
Talia Dewhurst, 28, videoed Mr Styles' journey and posted it on
Facebook, and it has since gone viral, shared 33,000 times since 6pm
said: 'I'd just finished work and was trying to fetch my daughter
from nursery, but we had been diverted four times.
just happened to see this man canoeing outside The Beeches pub and
had to stop to get a video, it was crazy.
can hear in the video we were all cheering him on. It was brilliant -
a good laugh in the middle of the awful weather.'
video was posted to Facebook by Talia Dewhurst under the title 'This
man is canoeing - talk about crazy'.
are predicting a mercifully dry day today after the sudden downpours
wreaked havoc yesterday.
than 100 homes in Great Barr and Perry Barr woke up to major flood
damage this morning and a number of schools are closed.
showers look set to return for parts of the country after days of
sporadic deluges triggered flash flooding.
Wales, the north west of England, Northern Ireland and Western
Scotland could see isolated downpours dumping over a week of rain in
an hour on Thursday, bringing a risk of localised flooding.
Kicking back: In Regent's Place, central London, people sat on the seasonal deckchairs during the summer sun earlier yesterday during a week of hot weather that those who have not seen the rain would call a heatwave
conditions are set to be warm and sunny, although eastern parts will
have to wait for fog to burn off during the morning.
Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said: 'The biggest risk of showers
will be in those western areas where they may be quite heavy,
although not as bad as we had seen in recent days.'
the last remnants of the wet and humid weather clear over the UK on
Thursday up to 20mm of rain could fall in isolated downpours over
western parts, a third of the monthly average of 60mm.
are expected to climb up to 25C in the south east during the day,
while most of the country will see the mercury rise over 20C.
cloud will persist, although sunny spells are expected for most.
the weekend approaches temperatures are expected to fall away,
although the muggy conditions seen during the week will clear.