It's still raining, it's Tuesday and it's 6.15pm as I publish this article. It started raining on Monday and hasn't stopped since. The photographs were taken today at 3.45pm.
This view is from Lunts Lane footpath at the junction with the Formby Bypass. Its looking south towards Liverpool Road. Between the hedge and the field is a drainage ditch. The ditch water level is the same as the field surface, a small raised mound separates them. The field is also badly flooded.
Both of these pictures clearly show the challenge that faces any developer, who might consider housing development on land subject to surface flooding.
Planning Authorities need to take this increasingly common weather into account when faced with planning applications.