London floods: The city of London has been flooded due to excessive rains.
On Monday, London was pounded by severe rains, with several parts of the city covered in water.
Throughout Monday, London was hit by severe rains, which peaked around 5 p.m., leaving several parts of the city nearly submerged. The actual scale of the flash flooding is revealed in photographs and videos taken throughout the city, as automobiles and houses bear the brunt of the downpour. More than 150 reports to the London Fire Brigade (LFB) have been received reporting flooding in south west London.
The flooding comes as the Met Office issued flood warnings for the start of this week across the country.
Londoners have been asked to exercise caution during the bad weather, which is expected to last till tonight.
“Our 999 control officers have taken over 150 calls to flooding events across #SWLondon,” the LFB said on Twitter.
“Please use 999 only in an emergency. If there is a flood, only go outside if it is absolutely necessary. Avoid wandering over floodwaters and drive with caution.”
“This morning there was some especially heavy rain around Bournemouth and Poole, and we saw 50 to 75mm of rain in one or two spots,” Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said.
“There was some localized flooding as well, but that has subsided now, but we’ve seen heavy showers breaking off all over the area at various moments.
“A storm is breaking out just south of London, down towards Hampshire, as I speak, and a few heavy showers are forecast in regions of Devon and South Wales.
“Other sections of South Yorkshire are seeing heavier rains and persistent rain.”
The flooding in west London hasn’t stopped. This is the worst flood I’ve ever seen in the UK. https://twitter.com/g5whdUxqrt
London’s Transport for London (TfL) services have been experiencing major delays, with at least eight tube lines now experiencing flooding or signal problems as a result.
Furthermore, water has wreaked havoc on several of the capital’s highways, generating even more traffic congestion.
In London, the following roads are closed:
Elmcroft Crescent (NW11) [A41] Hendon Way (NW11, NW2) Highfield Avenue (NW11) Marble Drive (NW2) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) Ridge Hill (NW11) (NW11) Woodville Gardens (NW11) Wessex Gardens (NW11)
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The Metropolitan Police stated sections along Colville Terrace, Holland Road, and Ladbroke Grove had been evacuated due to “flooded.”