Tower Bridge is FLOODED: Torrential rain causes travel chaos in London with major roads and Tube stations underwater as Met Office issues warning for downpours across UK
- Heavy downpours have left many major roads flooded across the capital this morning including Tower Bridge
- Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which stretches across much of England today
- Experts have warned the downpours will impact road and transport networks and urged drivers to be cautious
London is being battered by heavy rain with flooding affecting major roads and transport networks across the capital.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of England and said heavy downpours could cause disruption across the country throughout the day.
The warning, which stretches hundreds of miles from London up to Hartlepool, means that there is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
In London, flooding is so far affecting the North Circular, Tower Bridge and the District Line on the London Underground.
Footage taken on Tuesday (September 14) shows the capital’s Tower Bridge submerged in rain water as busses and cars struggle to make their way over the River Thames.
On the North Circular motorists are being warned of delays as the challenging weather causes disruptions to people’s routes.
Pictures taken this morning also show Euston Road in North London submerged in deep rain water as cyclists and motorists attempting to make the commute.
London is being battered by heavy rain with flooding affecting major roads and transport networks across the capital. Pictured: Tower Bridge is currently submerged in deep rain water causing heavy traffic in the vicinity this morning
Footage taken this morning shows Tower Bridge under water with vehicles swashing through deep streams of rainwater
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which is expected to affect most parts of England today
Downpour: Traffic ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall this morning
The Met Office’s warning means drivers have been urged to take caution on flooded roads. Pictured: Euston Road, London
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of the country today as heavy downpours batter the UK
Transport for London has also indicated that the District Line is not stopping at Mile End due to flooding.
The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning this morning and it is expected to remain in place throughout the morning.
The warning means that bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer and the chance of cancellations
Drivers have also been warned that spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer with some difficult driving conditions and the chance of road closures.
A spokesperson for the forecasting service said: ‘Whilst many will see a wet day on Tuesday, there is the chance of very heavy rainfall for some, leading to disruption.’
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