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Road severely flooded on London’s A4 after torrential downpours overnight

The impact of the climate emergency is on “our doorstep”, Sadiq Khan warned after London experienced more flash floods.

The torrential rainfall caused road disruption and Tube closures on Tuesday.

More than an inch of rain fell in one hour in some parts of the city overnight, with St James’s Park among the worst-affected areas. It saw a total of 26mm in just sixty minutes, according to the Met Office.

"Weereens, we’re seeing the impact of the climate emergency on our doorstep. In London we’re leading from the front to tackle this crisis, and I’ll continue to urge other politicians here and around the world to take the action that’s desperately needed,” the mayor of London said.

As a result of the downpour, Vervoer na Londen (TfL) has confirmed that there are “severe” delays on some Underground lines.

Above ground, floodwater hit tourist hotspots such as Knightsbridge, with firefighters in attendance to unblock a drain there.

Elders, there is no service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction due to oorstromings at Imperial Wharf.

Intussen, a whole lane on the A4 near the Hammersmith Flyover in west London has been submerged.

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Fire at Westminster Tube station

Turning away from flooding news momentarily, a fire has broken out at Westminster Tube station.

“Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters are at the scene of a fire at Westminster Station on Bridge Street in Westminster,” the London Fire Brigade (LFB) gesê.

Lamiat Sabin has this breaking story:

Westminster: Brandbestryders woon die brand by die Londense metrostasie by

The station serves the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street

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More flooding photos

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Parts of England could see 50mm of rain on Tuesday, warns Met Office

Areas in the north-east of England could experience as much as 50mm of rain today, the Met Office has warned.

These levels are higher than the rainfall seen overnight in London, which led to flash floods.

Meteorologist Grahame Madge told the PA news agency: “The rainfall is subsiding for much of the country now, but the low pressure system is going out into north-east England and south-east Scotland.

“It will still be a bit showery elsewhere, but the main downpours are converging over the north-east.”

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Sadiq Khan: ‘We’re seeing the impact of the climate emergency on our doorstep’

In response to the scenes in the capital, Sadiq Khan has said that Londoners are witnessing the “impact of the climate emergency” on their “doorstep”.

The London mayor said Transport for London (TfL) was working hard with local councils to return travel services and roads to normal.

"Weereens, we’re seeing the impact of the climate emergency on our doorstep. In London we’re leading from the front to tackle this crisis, and I’ll continue to urge other politicians here and around the world to take the action that’s desperately needed," hy het bygevoeg.

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Rain warning issued for northern England and southern Scotland

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for parts of north-east England and south-east Scotland.

Heavy and persistent rain could cause travel disruptions there between 2am and 10pm today.

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London flooding: Most dramatic photos and videos

London was hit by floods shortly after the Met Office issued a yellow rain warning for London and the south east on Monday night.

Writing for indy100, Elaine McCallig has compiled some of the most dramatic videos and pictures from the capital.

London flooding: The most dramatic pictures and videos as commuters left stranded

Torrential flooding overnight left London commuters stranded this morning,

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Motorway closures

It is not just London that has experienced travel disruption because of the torrential rain.

Parts of the M23 near Crawley are closed due to flooding.

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London’s A4 severely flooded after torrential downpour

Kyk: London’s A4 severely flooded after torrential downpour

London has been hit with severe flooding after heavy rain overnight.Roads captured flooded were forced to be closed after torrential downpours battered the city.Some workers have been unable to get to work as motorists struggled to navigate waterlogged roads.One motorist urged people to “allow for extra time while travelling” while filming waves rolling over a flooded section of the the A4.Two Tube lines and sections of the London Overground have also been closed.The M23, Crawley junction 10a southbound has also been closed.

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Video: Rain water leaks into Westminster flat

One unlucky Londoner’s flat in Westminster was flooded after the downpour overnight.

A video shows rain water streaming down through their bathroom ceiling:

Rain water leaks through Londoner’s bathroom ceiling in Westminster flat
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Overnight rainfall figures

Travellers should take “extra care” when travelling, the Met Office has said.

The warning comes as the weather agency published overnight rainfall figures, with St James’s Park experiencing 35mm of precipitation between midnight and 6am on Tuesday.

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