Tyne and Wear residents battled through disruption on the roads and on public transport to get to work this morning - and the rain has returned.
As home and business owners clean up from Sunday's flooding, caused by a sudden heavy downpour which lasted around two hours, weather experts are warning that rain could last from late afternoon on Monday well into the evening.
Torrential downpours are likely through the afternoon, with hail and thunder and a further risk of flooding.
The Swing Bridge remains closed after the rain caused a culvert to collapse. Repairs could take days, and it may be weeks before the bridge is reopened.
Metro services between Monument and Heworth remained closed first thing due to the extreme weather conditions, leading to overcrowding and delays on bus services across the Tyne as workers sought alternative means of getting across the river.
Roads in parts of the region remain under water, but most routes are passable with care.
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