UK weather forecast – More flood warnings today after a MONTH’S rain fell in just six hours shutting London Tube and train lines

UK weather forecast – More flood warnings today after a MONTH’S rain fell in just six hours shutting London Tube and train lines

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MORE flood warnings are in place today after a month’s worth of rain battered England in just six hours, closing four major stations yesterday.

Shocking photos show commuters wading through water after the remnants of Hurricane Humberto lashed the UK, sparking travel chaos.

Commuters at Moorgate station in London waded through ankle-deep water
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Rain poured from the roof of Liverpool Street Station
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Commuters passing through Tower Bridge waded through water
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Thousands of passengers were delayed as London’s Liverpool Street, Moorgate, St Pauls and Victoria stations were forced to close due to flooding.

Footage shows commuters wading through ankle-deep water and rain pouring through a roof.

In Birmingham, Liverpool and Southampton drivers abandoned their cars and waded through water.

The Circle, District, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and London Overground were all rocked by delays.

And it looks as though there will be more to come as four flood warnings and 38 alerts are still in place.

The Met Office has warned heavy rain is set to lash eastern England and the far west of the country today.

Frustrated commuters took to Twitter to vent their fury at the rush-hour delays across London yesterday.

Gerry Sharpe uploaded a snap of commuters stranded at Liverpool Street station, posting: “A little bit of rain and this happens at Liverpool street station tonight trying to get home, Transport for London what’s going on?????”

Flooding caused wide-spread chaos on London Tube and train lines
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Proof that London can’t cope with any weather; the tube stations are flooded! Waded through ankle deep water at Liverpool Street station and London Bridge is leaking too!


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Commuters waited at London Liverpool Street as trains were suspended or delayed

Commuter Sanoobar Patel uploaded a video from London Bridge station with the caption: “Proof that London can’t cope with any weather; the tube stations are flooded!

“Waded through ankle deep water at Liverpool Street station and London Bridge is leaking too!”

Tarryn Lea posted: “Nightmare commute this eve. Have never heard such a long list of line disruptions/closures during rush hour.

“London really doesn’t know how to handle any sort of weather, not even ‘proper’ rain.”

Laura Jones, who was travelling from London to Birmingham said she had to stand for 45 minutes “dodging the rain water leaking from the ceiling”.

She also claimed that seats were left unavailable in the carriage due to being “soaked through”.

By midnight on Tuesday, Network Rail and Transport for London confirmed all services were back to running as normal.

HEAVY RAIN & GALES

Britain has been battered by thunderstorms and 50mph gales with alerts being issued for parts of England.

The heavy rain has caused major disruption for commuters as hurricanes Humberto and Jerry lash the country.

Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said 48mm of rain had already fallen in parts of Hampshire by 9am on Tuesday, while mid-Dorset experienced 36.4mm.

Some areas saw more than 50mm of rain in less than 12 hours.

WET WEATHER CONTINUES

Rain and wet and windy weather is set to continue over the next few days.

John Griffiths, from the Met Office, said: ‘It’s going to stay autumnal over the coming days with further spells of wet and windy weather – although nothing as heavy as yesterday – but there will be some brief dry and bright interludes.’

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell also predicted continued heavy rainfall.

Speaking in relation to Tuesday’s downpour, Mr Snell said: “We could see a month’s worth of rain in a few locations in a few hours.”

Motorists were also delayed by the heavy rain
The view from Liverpool Street Station at 7pm on Tuesday

 

A38 in the West Midlands had to be closed after vehicles became stranded
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Pedestrians are caught in heavy downpours on Westminster Bridge
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Drivers battle poor visibility due to heavy rain on the M20 in Ashford, Kent
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Car park totally submerged amid torrential rain in the West Midlands
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Intense downpours and thunderstorms are expected to batter the UK on Tuesday

The downpour is being brought by a burst of low pressure travelling across the UK, along with warm and humid air linked to the remnants of Hurricane Humberto which hit the Bermuda coastline last week.

The heavy rain is expected to clear by Wednesday, however a low-pressure front is expected to remain for the rest of the week.


Yellow weather warnings are also in place in some places for the weekend, with scattered thundery showers on Sunday afternoon.


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