Flooding sparks commuter chaos as heavy rain closes Tube station

Flooding sparks commuter chaos as heavy rain closes Tube station


Tube station has shut and others have partly closed on account of flooding as torrential rain hit London on Thursday morning.

Six flood warnings are in place throughout the capital, whereas a yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued throughout town and the south-east.

TfL mentioned on Twitter about 6am that Dagenham Heathway Underground station was closed “on account of heavy flooding” whereas exits one and two are additionally shut at Charing Cross.

The Met Workplace mentioned some elements of the south-east might see 50mm of rain fall throughout six hours.

“Some flooding of some houses and companies [is] possible,” it says, “resulting in some harm to buildings or constructions”.

Jeremy Selwyn

In the meantime, the Surroundings Company has positioned flood warnings for six waterways in London.

The warnings are for: the world round Bevery Brook in Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth; the River Hogsmill space from Ewell to Kingston-upon-Thames; the River Rythe from Oxshott to Thames Ditton; the Ravensbourne space within the boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon; the River Wandle space in Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Croydon and Sutton; and Shuttle and Cray.

The Met Workplace says: “Outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain are more likely to develop and transfer throughout east and southeast England from the early hours of Thursday.

“Ten to 20mm of rain is probably going over fairly a big space however with some embedded thunderstorms some websites are more likely to see 30 to 40 mm in two to a few hours and maybe 5mm or extra oversix hours,” it mentioned.

“Lightning can be a further hazard. The world of rain is anticipated to ease from the southwest earlier than clearing into the North Sea throughout Thursday afternoon.”

It’s hoped the moist climate will clear up in time for the financial institution vacation weekend, which the Met Workplace predicts can be “largely dry and sunny” for the south-east.

The Met Workplace says there’s a “good likelihood” of driving situations being affected by rain, whereas delays to coach service are possible.

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