Drivers warned to slow down in wet weather
The emergency services said: “It’s a bit of a miracle it was dry today as we haven’t seen much rain in all this time so we’ve got to wait to get the water off.”
However the force of the storms meant motorists were warned to slow down.
Image copyright EPA Image caption The storm brought heavy rain and thunder to the north Wales coast
Image copyright EPA Image caption The first wave arrived in Cardiff earlier this afternoon
Image copyright EPA Image caption It brought heavy rain and wind to the east coast in Wales on Sunday
Weather forecasters warned people in the south west to be prepared to deal with heavy rain and thunder.
However a severe weather warning was in place for the north west, causing flooding and disruption to road and rail services.
More than 20 people have been reported to have died in the UK in severe weather – the largest number since records began.
Image copyright PA Image caption A storm surge of up to five metres (19 ft) has occurred in the south west Wales coast
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National Weather Service warned people to expect flooding and wind gusts
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heavy rains have caused flooding and power cuts for parts of Wales
In Kent, the force of the waves caused the area to come down to sea, sending a huge wave crashing into an office block in the city.
A police officer who saw the storm told the Sun newspaper: “We were down on the floor getting my keys and stuff… the thing we came up from was massive, there was a big wave crashing into the back of my car, that came down and smashed my window.”
In the south east, a large storm surge had caused the road속초출장샵 to buckle under, causing one motorist to go on the road wearing a life jacket.
Image caption A flood stage of flooding was expected in Wales at midday on Sunday afternoon
Image copyright EPA Image caption A car was washed away by a wave, after crashing into a wall
The British National Insurance (BNA) office was in the process of being closed after it was knocked dow김해출장마사지n by a wave near the town of Salford, south Wales, where around 80,000 people were affected by the worst flooding of the year.
In the south west, a large storm surge had caused the road to buckle under, causing one motorist to go on the road wearing a life jacket, BBC Weather’s Jim Muir said.