Summer was put firmly on hold for many today, as heavy rain caused flooding in parts of England.

Towns and villages in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire have been worst affected, with metre-deep standing water in places.

Fire and rescue services said they had responded to emergency calls overnight and pictures of cars stranded on drenched roads were posted on social media.

Melanie Onn, the Labour MP for Great Grimsby, shared photos of streets transformed into a “river”, saying some needed shutting down because they were so waterlogged.

Yellow weather warnings are still in place for the East Midlands, London, East Anglia, South West and South East England.

The Met Office warning said: “A slowly southward-moving weather system will give 15-30 mm of rain quite widely across the area, with possibly as much as 60-80 mm in places through the whole day.

“Locally, 20-30 mm could fall within an hour.”

The Environment Agency has also put out 15 amber “be prepared” flood alerts for parts of the Home Counties, Lincolnshire and the Humber.

Rain in London 09/08/17

Image: The rain will persist in the South East until the end of the day

However, the Met Office said the wet weather should clear up by the end of the day, aside from the odd shower in Kent.

“The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme southeast of the UK later in the day,” a spokesperson said.

However, it wasn’t a washout for everyone on Wednesday.

Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland experienced a better day, with some cloud and temperatures up to three degrees higher than London.