An unexpected storm has brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning and even hailstone whiteout to parts of Bradford this afternoon. 

Flash floods and heavy traffic have been reported in Baildon and Shipley.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drivers negotiate flash flooding off Otley Road in BaildonDrivers negotiate flash flooding off Otley Road in Baildon

Residents in Baildon, Saltaire and Shipley reported heavy hail storms leaving a blanket of white, while people in Eccleshill and Ilkley witnessed thunder and lightning, and very heavy rain has been reported in Allerton.

A post on the Facebook page for the Old Glen House in Baildon says the pub is shut for the evening due to flooding. 

With a forecast of sunny intervals and light rain, the storm has taken Bradford by surprise.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: T&A Camera Club member Amanda Hatherley sent in this picture of her son outside enjoying the hail stormT&A Camera Club member Amanda Hatherley sent in this picture of her son outside enjoying the hail storm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A hail-covered streetA hail-covered street

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: T&A Camera Club member William Oliver sent in this atmospheric picture of the storm approachingT&A Camera Club member William Oliver sent in this atmospheric picture of the storm approaching

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A garden in Baildon is battered by a heavy hailstormA garden in Baildon is battered by a heavy hailstorm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Baildon street covered in a blanket of white after this afternoon's sudden hailstormA Baildon street covered in a blanket of white after this afternoon's sudden hailstorm

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"Have you had a hailstone whiteout or heavy rain, thunder and lightning where you are this afternoon?"

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Neil Scott

Upper Green lane a Ross front the Cricketers pub. Car's stuck. And outside my back door.

Upper Green lane

Upper Green lane

Outside on Green mount Baildon.

Outside on Green mount Baildon.

Martin Hoyle
Baildon village this afternoon

Baildon village this afternoon

Over Baildon moor, just after the storm

Over Baildon moor, just after the storm

Martin Hoyle

Just after the storm on Baildon moor this afternoon. Thursday 24th September

Just after the storm on Baildon moor this afternoon. Thursday 24th September

Just after the storm on Baildon moor this afternoon. Thursday 24th September

Me during storm. Baildon village

Me during storm. Baildon village

Community contributor

Bingley

Happened in minutes

Happened in minutes

Nicola York

Baildon

West Lane, Baildon

West Lane, Baildon

West Lane, Baildon

West Lane, Baildon

Community contributor
looks like Christmas

looks like Christmas

Graham Keegan

Baildon earlier

Hailstorm

Hailstorm

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Approaching Shipley driving on my way home from the garden centre, I noticed flashes of lightening and black clouds over Baildon. Put new plants down ready to plant tomorrow then the hail storm began. I filmed it as it was so spectacular. I never knew hail stones could shoot holes through leaves. Hoping this young cherry tree recovers. Leaves and flowers were literally being ripped off the shrubs I had just bought. I wonder how Bradford garden centres got on with protecting their outdoor plants. If you let me have a Whatsapp contact or email address I will forward pictures and short films.

Community contributor

Baildon

Hail

Hail

3 inch deep

3 inch deep

Cars getting stuck

Cars getting stuck

Community contributor

Saltaire main road 4:45pm

Saltaire main road 4:45pm

Saltaire main road 4:45pm