Tower Bridge is FLOODED: Torrential rain causes travel chaos in London with major roads and Tube stations underwater as Met Office issues warning for downpours across UK
- Heavy downpours have left many major roads flooded across the capital this morning including Tower Bridge
- Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which stretches across much of England today
- Experts have warned the downpours will impact road and transport networks and urged drivers to be cautious
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Biblical rainfall lashed London this morning, with torrential downpours leaving Tower Bridge underwater as flash flooding wreaked travel chaos across the capital.
Commuters faced big delays to their journeys to work as major roads such as the North Circular and Tube services including the District Line were left submerged.
Astonishing video footage showed buses and cars struggling to get across Tower Bridge, the famous London landmark which was practically underwater this morning.
Other images shared by angry Londoners also show Euston Road in the north left in deep rain water as cyclists and motorists try to make the commute to work.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of England and said heavy downpours could cause disruption across the country throughout the day.
The warning, which stretches hundreds of miles from London up to Hartlepool, means there is a chance that homes and businsses could be flooded, and buildings could be damaged.
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Biblical rainfall lashed London this morning, with torrential downpours leaving Tower Bridge underwater as flash flooding wreaked travel chaos across the capital
Astonishing video footage showed buses and cars struggling to get across Tower Bridge, the famous London landmark which was practically underwater this morning
Footage taken this morning shows Tower Bridge under water with vehicles swashing through deep streams of rainwater
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of England and said heavy downpours could cause disruption across the country throughout the day
Transport for London has also indicated that the District Line is not stopping at Mile End due to flooding.
The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning this morning and it is expected to remain in place throughout the morning. The warning means that bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer and the chance of cancellations
Drivers have also been warned that spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer with some difficult driving conditions and the chance of road closures.
A spokesman for the forecasting service said: ‘An area of rain is expected to move northeastwards across much of England on Tuesday, with thunder in a few places.
’15-25mm of rain is likely quite widely with up to 40mm in a few places, leading to some flooding and disruption.
‘However, there is a small chance that this rain will especially intense in a few places with 50-70mm possible, and more significant disruption where this occurs.’
Taking to Twitter, one person angrily wrote: ‘I think it’s fair to say that my first trip into London in over a year is awful. P***ing down with rain. Train delayed. Folk pulling out of the meeting I’ve travelled in especially for. Long queue for a taxi. Horrible grumpy people. Of which I am now one.’
Another tweeted: ‘Having cycled 18miles in the rain, am pretty sure the last time London had adequate drains was when the Romans were here.’
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which is expected to affect most parts of England today
Downpour: Traffic ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall this morning
The Met Office’s warning means drivers have been urged to take caution on flooded roads. Pictured: Euston Road, London
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of the country today as heavy downpours batter the UK
Pictured: A cyclist ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall
Commuters splash through large puddles near London Victoria station this morning as the capital is battered by rain
Pictured: A woman uses a folder to shelter herself from the heavy rain in London this morning near London Victoria station
Road and transport networks saw delays in London after heavy downpours began before 6am. Pictured: London Victoria
Meanwhile, Transport for London warned commuters that the District Line would not be stopping at Mile End this morning due to flooding around the station but have since confirmed it has reopened.
Parts of the North Circular have been closed due to heavy rain which has caused flooding at the A41 Hendon Way which was closed in both directions but has since reopened however traffic remains heavy and there is queueing traffic due to flooding between A406 North Circular (Brent Cross Flyover) and The Vale.