FactualThunderstorms and heavy rains in the south-east of England caused flooding in the capital on Sunday, where transport was disrupted.
Torrential thunderstorm rains over the south-east of England led to flooding in the streets of London at the end of the day on Sunday July 25, where transport was disrupted.
Rescue services are faced with “Major floods” across the British capital, Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted in the evening. Buses, subways and trains are affected, he added, urging Londoners to check their route and avoid crossing the flooded areas on foot or by car.
In the south of the British capital, near Queenstown Road station, police blocked traffic on a road that had become impassable as the road was flooded, especially under railway bridges.
Alert in the South until Monday
The flood blocked several red double-decker buses in the middle of the street, one of the drivers of which told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the water had reached the floor of his vehicle. “It’s wet everywhere! “, reported the man who only introduced himself by first name, Eric.
London firefighters said on Twitter that they had received around 300 calls reporting flooding in the southwest of the capital.
Our Control Officers have now taken around 300 calls to reports of #flooding. Avoid driving or walking through floo… https://t.co/ci87hQ1Zcq
The British meteorological service Met Office had raised an orange alert for thunderstorms in London and its surroundings until 7 p.m. local time, but thunderstorms and torrential rains are expected until Monday in the south of the country. Some areas may even see 100 mm of rain fall in a few hours on Sunday evening.