Brigg suffered the heaviest bursts of rain experienced for some years yesterday (Friday, July 30) as the weather took a turn for the worse following the recent prolonged hot spell.
The good news is the Met Office is forecasting relatively few summer showers of note today (Saturday) although we can expect rain around mid-day, with a chance of other showers at times for much of the day. View the full, detailed forecast here...
An update from the Environment Agency timed at 6.31am this morning showed no flood alert or warnings in place for the River Ancholme resulting from water accumulating upstream towards Brandy Wharf.
Yesterday afternoon's downpours and the early evening cloudburst made driving conditions difficult, with standing water gathering on some roads and the build-up and pressure lifting a number of manhole covers (St Helen's Road being one example).
Humberside Fire & Rescue service answered call-outs to deal with flooding of buildings in Broughton and Messingham yesterday - in late afternoon and the early evening.
Gardens needed water but many across Brigg were flooded as a result of yesterday's downpours.
Some sports fixtures today may be affected by Friday's heavy rain, particularly cricket in the Lincolnshire County League.
Rules state that games cannot be cancelled until late on Saturday mornings. But we expect there will be many called off across the county without a ball being bowled.
It is also possible that some of the games which do get under way may have later-than-planned starting times.
About 10 years ago we umpiring a cricket match at Brigg Recreation Ground when the fielders fled the field as the sky turned black and torrential rain accompanied a severe thunderstorm. But this proved to be relatively short-lived.
10.05am update today: We gather today's game at Hibaldstow between Scunthorpe Town 3rds and Alford 2nds has been cancelled.
11am: The Met Office has now issued a thunderstorm warning for a wide area of eastern England, including North Lincolnshire, operative from noon today through to 9pm. Use this link for full details...
PICTURED: Flooding at 8.45pm on Grammar School Road last night (Friday) viewed from the junction with Wesley Road. Courtesy of Brigg residents Simon Fisher.