PICTURE GALLERY: Heavy rain floods parts of Northampton over the weekend as a huge storm hit the town

A sudden deluge of rain hit Northampton on Sunday evening leaving cars stranded, homes flooded and businesses shut.

The huge storm, which had been predicted by the Met Office which issued a severe weather warning for the town, hit at around 7pm on Sunday.

Far Cotton was one of the worst hit areas (Photo: UGC)

Far Cotton was one of the worst hit areas (Photo: UGC)

A huge amount of rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, fell in a short space of time leading to flash flooding across the town.

Far Cotton was one of the worst-hit areas.

Cars were left stranded, home flooded and businesses forced to close.

For flood pictures from around the town please click here

For the full story from the Chron team over the weekend click on the links below.

As the clean-up operation continues today (Monday), we will bring you all the latest in the aftermath of the floods.

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