8 of the most dramatic images of flooding as heavy rain batters London again

8 of the most dramatic images of flooding as heavy rain batters London again

Torrential rain has flooded Tower Bridge and parts of the London Underground as extreme weather battered the capital today (September 14).

It comes after the Met Office earlier released a yellow weather warning for rain across central and eastern areas of England until midnight on Tuesday.

As a result, major roads and Tube stations have been affected by the recent downpour - including North Circular Road, Euston Road and Blackwall Tunnel, while a section of the District underground line had to be closed, The Independentreported.

The station has now reopened, but there could still be delays on the roads as the rain continues to pour down onto affected routes.

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Amid the bad weather, people have shared footage of their morning commute as they filmed vehicles wadding through the water on the notable landmark, Tower Bridge to warn other commuters about the possible delays.

Elsewhere some have shared their anger at the lack of resources being used to cope with extreme weather like this, while others noted the irony of the bridge flooding.

Good news for Londoners though, the rain is expected to move away from the capital towards the north throughout the day.

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain is expected to move north-eastwards across much of England, with thunder in a few places.

“Fifteen to 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 be especially intense in a few places, with 50-70mm possible, and more significant disruption where this occurs.”

Here are some more pictures that captured the flash flooding in London.

A van attempts to wade through the rainwater on a flooded Tower Bridge road.


Motorists and cyclists battle the rain as they drive on the flooded London Bridge.


London looked bleak this morning as the wet weather blustered through with people inevitably getting caught in the rain as they cross the Millennium Bridge near Tower Bridge.

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Though some pedestrians came prepared for the bad weather - it’s always a good idea to pack a brolly this time of the year.

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