UK weather – London flash floods engulf homes after a month’s rain falls in ONE HOUR

FLOODWATER swamped London homes after a month’s rain fell in just ONE HOUR – but Brits will soon bask in a 27C scorcher.

Alerts have been issued after Monday night’s heavy rain raised river levels and saturated homes – with the London Fire Brigade receiving more than 1,000 calls related to flooding.

Commuters faced a tricky start to the morning as they were met with numerous train cancellations.

This included Thameslink, which warned of disruption across its network as flooding had damaged part of the signalling system.

There have been reports of a pub being flooded and the local Penwortham Girls’ High School will be shut on Tuesday due to “significant flooding”, according to its statement.

The Environment Agency has issued seven flood alerts for Upper River Loddon; River Hamble; River Brent from Hendon to Brentford; Lower River Lee from Hoddesdon to Canning Town; the Lower Lee tributaries; Eastern Yar and Beverley Brook area in Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.

A month’s worth of rain poured down in places in just one hour late Monday – with severe flooding wreaking havoc in Raynes Park, South London, as cars became submerged in the water.

Drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles as the roads were engulfed while residents battled through deep floodwater in their homes.

Water even gushed down into the Underground, forcing a Circle Line train to reverse at Baker Street station.

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UK weather – London flooding engulfs homes after a month’s rain falls in ONE HOUR

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