WORCESTER may have missed the worst of Storm Babet but city roads and homes were still flooded after heavy rain.

Firefighters were called to several floods as torrential rain fell over Worcester last night (Wednesday) while other parts of the UK were hit with yellow and red weather warnings for Storm Babet. 

Roads were covered in patches of flash flooding while several homeowners and tenants found water filling their properties.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue responded to three separate incidents on Britannia Road, Newport Street and Henwick Road.

At 8.29pm, a Bromsgrove Fire Station crew was called out to a flat in Britannia Road where the basement area had been affected by flooding.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "It was not affecting the electrics and water was removed using a mini ejector pump before advice was given to the occupiers.

“There were no casualties and the crew left the incident at 9.39pm.”

A Worcester Fire Station crew attended a flat in Newport Street which had been affected by flooding at 9.11pm.

A spokesperson said: “A salvage was carried out to mitigate damage and the occupiers were left to contact the housing association with the flooding involving the electrics.

“There were no casualties and the crew left the incident at 9.56pm.”

Another crew from Worcester Fire Station responded to a flooding in Henwick Road caused by a blocked drain at 10.21pm.

A spokesperson said: “The water, which was affecting basements and electrics in two properties, was removed by a mini ejector pump.

“The highways agency attended to unblock the drain and the electricity company was requested to check on incoming supplies.

“There were no casualties and the crew left the incident at 12.12am today (Thursday, October 19).”

Weather for Worcester this weekend

The Met Office predicts a wet weekend with rain showers and even the possibility of thunder today (Thursday).

On Friday, it said early fog will clear quickly as winds increase with a band of rain sweeps in from the southeast.

It will remain wet through the day but feel cooler than previous days. The Met Office said the maximum temperature will be 14C.

The outlook for Saturday to Monday also predicts more rain.

Rain lingers through Saturday with a risk of hill fog, said The Met Office.

Rain starts to ease and begins clearing through Sunday and into Monday but it will feel colder.