Pictures have captured the shocking scenes in a Welsh village that was severely hit by flash flooding on Wednesday night.

Torrents of rain fell on the western part of the UK last night, causing serious flooding ahead of a forecasted heatwave in the coming days.

Several homes in Pentre, near Treorchy, have been badly affected by the torrential rain, only four months after it was devastated by Storm Dennis, Wales Online reported.

One of the streets worst hit then - Price Street - seems to have suffered most again, with one eye-witness saying that the water was “coming up through the manholes”.

Pictures captured earlier on Wednesday show villagers doing everything they can to avoid a repeat of the damage they endured in February when Storm Dennis hit.

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Pentre has been deluged yet again
Pentre has been deluged yet again

Villagers could be seen clearing drains and putting sandbags outside front doors of properties in a desperate attempt to protect their homes.

Firefighters were also in attendance on Wednesday afternoon, preparing for what was to come.

Pictures from the scene show water levels rising outside homes, almost reaching the windows of one property.

Whole roads have been submerged and some cars will have inevitably been damaged as the level of rain quickly rose above the wheels of some vehicles.

Other areas of the Rhondda have also been affected by the heavy rain on Wednesday, including Maerdy and Treherbert.

A yellow warning issued by the Met Office urges drivers to be careful on watery roads
A yellow warning issued by the Met Office urges drivers to be careful on watery roads

Plaid Cymru MS Leanne Wood has called for an “urgent enquiry” into how people in certain area of the Rhondda have been flooded again in such a short space of time, and said her thoughts are with everyone affected by the “heartbreaking scenes”. 

Addressing the Welsh Government Environment and Rural Affairs account on Twitter, Ms Wood said: “How is this happening 4 months after the last flood? We need an urgent enquiry into this now. It’s not acceptable for people to go through this time and time again.”

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant admitted that he doesn't know how much more the people affected can take.

The village has been hit by floods for the second time in months
The village has been hit by floods for the second time in months

"The Rhondda has been badly flooded today again," he said.

"Many families who have only just got their houses back together again have been hit. I’m meant to be in parliament tomorrow, but I’ll be heading home as soon as I can to see how I can help.

"We are a resilient community but I don’t know how we can take much more of this without real support from government."

A car drives through floodwater in Bristol
A car drives through floodwater in Bristol

Bristol and Nottinghamshire has also been battered by the heavy rains.

Photos taken in Sherwood show cars struggling through water reaching their bonnets.

Downpours also damaged roads, while trams were also stopped due to flooding on the lines.

A yellow weather warning was issued in the early hours in Lincolnshire, where heavy rains may lead to flash flooding.

More heavy rain is due to hit the west of England
More heavy rain is due to hit the west of England

The rain is due to persist over most of England until tomorrow afternoon, when the sun will clear away some of the covering in the east and centre.

The weekend will be far less inclement although not quite the glorious June weather Brits had been hoping for.

Most parts of the country will be stuck around the high teens celcius mark, with some light showers moving in on Sunday in the north west and Scotland.

Next week is a whole different picture however.

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Starting on Monday and peaking on Thursday, the weather will get increasingly hotter and sunnier.

In some parts of the country the mercury may even hit the 30C mark.