Flash floods hit London with cars abandoned in 2ft-deep torrents as ‘biblical monsoons’ hit the capital

  • Torrential downpours and flash floods saw three inches of rain hit capital within in just 90 minutes yesterday  
  • Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as forecasters warn of flooding to roads and homes after 
  • The gloomy downpours are also set to be accompanied by thunderstorms in some parts of the UK  
  • But as heavy rain subsides the heat and sunshine are set to return this weekend with temperatures soaring 
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Londoners were left battling ‘biblical storms’ last night as flash floods hit the capital and left a trail of destruction across the city, with rescue teams evacuating properties amid fears of collapsing ceilings and several tube stations forced to close.

Flood waters poured through the streets of Portobello Road in Notting Hill after nearly three inches of rain hit the capital in just 90 minutes and in Raynes Park, south London, cars were left abandoned in around 2ft of water after severe flooding caused travel chaos.

Meanwhile in Turnpike Lane, north London, people were spotted sprinting through the streets as the torrential downpours pelted down and flooded the roads.

In other scenes, Sloane Square tube station in Chelsea was forced to shut down after fast flowing water flooded the underground and in Maida Vale, west London, motorists desperately tried to navigate their way through the roads as the heavy rainfall continued to fall.

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Elsewhere, in St John’s Wood, Westminster, one homeowner was left shocked as water began to splurge out of their overflowing toilet through their property.

MPS Westminster also reported heavy flooding around Colville Terrace, Holland Road and Ladbroke Grove and said the emergency services were now evacuating areas due to flooded properties and collapsed ceilings.



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