UK weather latest: London braced for yet more storms and flooding

London was today braced for more severe weather with flooding andmore storms predicted.

The Met Office warned of further downpours and thunderstorms after more than a month’s worth of rainfall fell in parts of London in the space of an hour over the Bank Holiday- writes standard.co.uk

Storms have been forecast for tomorrow and Friday before sunnier weather returns over the weekend.

Grahame Madge, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the weather later today would be less dramatic, with a chance of sunny spells this afternoon.

But he predicted more “intense” weather tomorrow: “There will be some cloud and possibly fog overnight. As we move into tomorrow afternoon there is a belt of quite intense activity coming in from the continent that will work its way across London.

“There could be intense rainfall with the possibility of thunder and lightning – as well as hail. It will be the same pattern to what we’ve had over the past few days.

“Tomorrow afternoon will be the most intense in the capital. But probably by early evening it will move north and west. Although there is still a chance of rainfall in the evening.”

Bexley, in South East London, saw 19mm of rainfall within six hours yesterday.

The deluge yesterday sparked travel problems with delays reported at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports.

The London Fire Brigade recorded an average of 50 flood related call-outs an hour, while Cannon Street Underground Station was closed due to flooding.

A stretch of the M2 between junctions four and five, in Kent, was closed due to standing water.

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