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After sweltering, like much of Europe, under a heat wave for most of the week, Barcelona woke this morning to grey skies. Around 12pm, the clouds let loose their load, lashing litres of water down on the city, and broader areas of Catalonia. Roads flooded within minutes:

Swimming pools you'd expect to normally packed on a summer Saturday were abandoned. This Twitter user jokes of "light rain at Montjuïc":

Market stall owners faced serious problems, for example in Esplugues del Llobregat:

As for drivers, it wasn't just flooded roads causing them problems, as the following tweet notes, "when your windscreen wipers are completely useless in the face of powerful nature...":

Along with the rain came fierce winds, as seen in the following video from Sant Cugat:

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