Floods in Glasgow: Flash floods across the city due to thunderstorms and lightning


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Weather in Glasgow: City and surroundings in high water alarm during heavy rain (Photo: John Devlin).

During rush hour, the M8 in Glasgow was hit by the flooding, closing lanes and litter. But the flood problems have now been resolved.

In the city center, Queen Street Station saw commuter chaos as several train services were delayed or canceled.

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A subway station in Glasgow has been closed to customers due to the weather with a sign outside West Street informing users that the station is closed.

In the West End, Byres Road, Great Western Road, and Clarence Drive were flooded, causing traffic to jam.

Huge claps of thunder have been reported across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, flooding a resident’s garden.

In these areas, a witness said the rain “ran down the streets like a burn”.

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Two residents of Newton Mearns and Neilston compared the weather to a “tropical rainstorm” and one person who lived in Kuala Lumpur compared the weather conditions to the current one in Glasgow.

Pollokshields also felt the brunt of the rainy sheets with streets that looked “underwater” to many local residents, and ducks were seen swimming along the main streets in the Southside area.

Network Rail Scotland dispatched personnel in and around Glasgow due to the rain. As a result, one of the two tracks was temporarily flooded by Bishopbriggs.

Glasgow and most of Scotland will remain under a yellow thunder and lightning warning until Saturday night at 11:59 p.m.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Slow flowing, heavy rains, some thunderstorms can cause flooding and travel disruptions.”

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