As the people of Oxford woke to find our photos from Monday on the front cover of the Oxford Mail this morning, Lee and I took advantage of a brief break in the weather to get up in the motorglider and capture these dramatic images of the floods in Worcester. Worcester has been much in the news this week, with river levels at a record high and road closures leading to huge traffic problems on the roads into the city. If you’re a journalist and you’d like to use any of these images, please get in touch regarding higher resolution, non-watermarked versions. If you’d like to go flying to see the floods yourself, please click here to buy a voucher and we’ll email you an e-voucher for immediate booking.
This shot shows a view over the badly flooded racecourse towards Worcester city centre.
The main bridge is closed and you can see the build-up of debris washed down the river on this side of the bridge. On the right, you can see part of the cricket ground (there’s a better picture of this below).
Another view of the main bridge, which gives a better impression of how badly affected the nearby properties have been.
This shot shows just how swollen the river is. On the horizon you can see the snow-capped Malvern Hills.
Looking back towards town.
This photo shows the submerged cricket ground, with the main bridge behind it showing just how high the water is.
A close-up of the cricket ground with the main bridge behind it.
This one shows the racecourse. You can see how deep the water is by the fact that the railings are barely sticking out above the surface.
There was a lot of very slow traffic on the Worcester bypass, which currently looks more like a long bridge over the water.
There were long tailbacks caused by the bridge closure in the city centre.
This church – St Denys’ in Severn Stoke – was marooned.
On days like today, you can see why this section of the M5 is a bridge.
The curving line of the trees shows where the river should be.
Another caravan park and farm fallen victim to the rising water.
Tewkesbury is still badly flooded, its Abbey still sitting on an island of water.