Month's worth of rain falls in a day across Leicestershire
Drivers encountered problems on the roads yesterday as nearly a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours.
Motorists had to take extra care in torrential rain and some roads, including Slash Lane, in Sileby, were closed.
Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said 41mm fell between 2pm on Sunday and 2pm yesterday.
He said: "The usual rainfall for the county in September is 50mm, so we have had nearly a month's worth in a day."
Breakdown organisation RAC reported that the number of call-outs was 15 per cent up on a normal September day.
The Environment Agency posted 35 flood alerts in the Midlands yesterday, including the Lower River Soar and tributaries from Cossington to Redhill at the River Trent and the River Sence and tributaries from Billesdon to the River Soar at Glen Parva.
Mr Mutton said low pressure had brought the heavy rain.
He said: "The heavy rain should leave us by the middle of Wednesday."