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'Mermaid' Spotted Swimming In Flooded Street

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'Mermaid' Spotted Swimming In Flooded Street

Scotland was hit by flash floods this weekend, bringing with it chaotic scenes of disrupted transport, sunken cars and... mermaids?!

A perplexed resident of Battlefield Gardens in Glasgow was going about his business when he spotted the mythical sea creature splashing about in the water below.

In snaps taken by Gavin Millar, the finned being can be seen attempting to paddle through the flooded streets but to no avail.

On closer inspection, Mr Millar realised that sadly it was actually just a woman in fancy dress making the most of the damp weather.

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Credit: Gavin Millar
Credit: Gavin Millar

But at least it seems she managed to brighten up some people's day with her frivolities.

Sharing her photo on Twitter, one user said: "I absolutely love my neighbourhood of Battlefield. Mermaid was out today in the flash floods. Hope those affected by the floods are ok."

At the time, the confused neighbour said he was unable to leave his top floor flat due to the flooding.

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The Met Office put out a yellow weather warning for most of Scotland, with thunderstorms battering the country over the weekend.

"Many of the showers and thunderstorms will ease on Sunday evening but there is a small risk of heavy rain persisting into Sunday night in a few places," a spokesperson for the Met Office said.

Much of the British Isles have suffered on the weather front over the past few weeks.

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Last month, a London resident revealed that their flat had been completely flooded, sharing a video to social media of them attempting to wade through water that had flowed in from outside.

In the video, which was posted to TikTok by @kritsgo, the man's toilet can be seen overflowing, with water gushing through his home - first the bathroom, then the hallway and finally the living room.

Credit: @kritsgo
Credit: @kritsgo

According to reports, tube stops have also been badly affected by the rain, with at least eight stations forced to close as a result.

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At the time, hospitals in Newham even asked people seeking emergency assistance to go to other medical facilities if at all possible.

London Fire Brigade revealed that it had been inundated with calls overnight.

In a tweet, the LFB wrote: "Thank you to our 999 Control Officers who took more than 1,000 calls to flooding incidents into the early hours of this morning, as well as to crews who rescued people from cars, assisted people from their homes and protected properties from flood water."

It was the second time in a matter of days that London had been hit by torrential rain and flooding.

Featured Image Credit: Gavin Millar

Topics: Met Office, Weather, flood, Weird, Scotland, Glasgow, London, Rain

Dominic Smithers
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