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‘God must be English’ Heavy rain in London sparks biblical flash floods after Euro hell

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'God must be English' Heavy rain in London sparks biblical flash floods after Euro hell

Emergency services rushed to Raynes Park as several vehicles became stuck under the rising waters. The London Fire Brigade has taken more than 150 calls of people reporting heavy flooding across South West London. Heavy flooding has also been reported on roads close to the Westfield London shopping centre in the west of the city. Roads were also flooded in Hampstead, near Central London. Several people took to Twitter to share photos and videos of the incredible scenes.

One person posted a picture and wrote: “God must be English.

“He was crying heavily on my way home just now.”

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Another person posted a video on Twitter showing roads flooded by several inches of water.

They wrote: “One of London’s major climate change risks is flooding as a result of more intense summer rainfall.

“Climate Heating before our eyes in Putney, SW London.”

A third person also posted footage of the floods, and wrote: “We got a bit of a flood worry near Westfield in west London.

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“The flooding is everywhere.”

The Jambuster Twitter account also wrote: “A10 Shoreditch High Street (All Directions) at the junction of Norton Folgate.

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“The thunderstorm has become almost stationary for nearly an hour. Really bad over Wembley, Ealing, Chiswick, Wimbledon…and other areas.

“Flash flooding happening no doubt…take care!”

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The huge flooding caused disruption on the London Underground during the busy rush hour period.

On the Bakerloo line, service was stopped between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone, with minor delays on the rest of the line.

There was also no service declared from Marble Arch to North Acton on the Central Line.

On the London Overground, there were problems between Willesden Junction and Richmond/Clapham Junction and between Euston and Watford Junction.

Severe delays were also caused between Stratford and Willesden Junction.

There are severe delays between Stratford and Willesden Junction.

Channel 4 News weather presenter Liam Dutton posted an image from the Met Office showing heavy rain sweeping in across parts of England.

He wrote alongside this: “Torrential downpours with thunder and lightning are breaking out across the UK at the moment.

“There are particularly heavy downpours across S England and W Scotland, with localised flooding possible.”

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain through to midnight on Monday, covering large areas south of Peterborough.

Sarah Kent, a forecaster at the Met Office, said some parts of the country could experience up to 60mm of rain over just a few hours on Monday evening.

She said: “The most intense rainfall is going to be in southern and western areas of the UK.

“Thundery downpours are coming from the English Channel as we speak.

“Certainly with the intense rainfall we are expecting, localised flooding and probably some travel disruption is on the way, unfortunately just as people are doing the school run and coming home from work.”

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