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‘Never seen anything like this’: Flash floods hit parts of London after ‘hour-long deluge’

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Parts of London have been hit by flash flooding and a weather warning has been issued for a large part of southern England.

Social media users posted videos of flooded city streets, with the southwest of London badly affected.

Twitter user @robwatkins said central Raynes Park was “very underwater” after “a deluge lasting more than an hour”.

The weather warning covers a big area of southern England. Pic: Met Office
Image: The weather warning covers a big area of southern England. Pic: Met Office

@CaptTamagochi, from the same area, warned anyone out driving to “beware”, while @lunanana___ posted video of similar levels of flooding in South Hampstead, adding they had “never seen anything like this”.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for a large part of southern England.

The affected area stretches from Devon in the west, all along the south coast as far as East Anglia and as far north as Cambridgeshire and almost to Bristol.

The agency also has flood alerts in place for four areas, including Beverley Brook in the south London borough of Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.

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Alerts, which mean flooding is possible, have also been issued for the Lower Lee tributaries, the River Hamble and the Upper River Loddon.

The Met Office has not issued any flood warnings or severe flood warnings.