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Dramatic video footage emerged showing freak hailstorms and torrents of water gushing down a flooded Birmingham street

WATCH: Freak hailstorm floods Birmingham street


Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 15:43 GMT -

Autumn kicked off from where summer ended as heavy downpours and freak hailstorms were reported Tuesday – as this dramatic footage from a Birmingham street shows.

Torrents of water gushed down Norrington Road in Northfield following a thick, white scattering of hailstones on Tuesday evening.

"It was like a river had burst its banks nearby, it was on a biblical level," said Paul Rigby, who captured the incredible moment on his mobile phone outside his home. "The downpour lasted about half an hour, I couldn't believe my eyes.” 


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"It looked like a tropical storm you would see in Miami or somewhere like that, not in a suburb of Birmingham.

"But then there was this white covering of hail too, which looked bizarre. It felt nearer Christmas than summer.

"I guess it signals that summer is well and truly over,” he added.

Other people also took to social media to show the hail's snow-like transformation of Birmingham streets.

A truly british summer

Posted by Jordon Manders on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Although September has started on a wet and cool note, it is expected to be the best month in autumn. Check our Autumn Weather Forecast for more details.


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