A yellow weather warning has been put in place for parts of the country as it is hit with torrential rainfall. Iconic London landmarks such as Tower Bridge has flooded and commuters’ journeys have been disrupted as they battle to get to work in the dramatic weather
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Torrential rain is battering the UK today with heavy downpours causing flooding in London with warnings of more to come.
Forecasters have warned Brits to brace for the possibility of flooding to homes and businesses as well as damage to some buildings as the rain sweeps in, with yellow weather warnings in place for much of England.
A huge swathe of the country will be lashed by torrential downpours throughout Tuesday, the Met Office warns, with up to 70mm of rain to fall.
The rain has been described as “biblical” by those getting stuck in it and shocking videos and footage show people struggling to wade through the rising water.
A severe weather warning for rain is in place from 6am today until just before midnight.
It covers much of the midlands, the north and parts of the south including London.
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Areas across London were flooded as torrential rain hit the capital earlier today.
The weather has caused travel disruption for commuters who have only just returned to the office.
Videos and photographs show London in the wake of the rainfall, which has been heavy throughout the morning and is expected to cause problems across the country throughout today.
Flooding has so far affecting the North Circular, Tower Bridge and the District Line on the London Underground.
On the North Circular – one of the capital’s busiest roads – motorists are being warned of delays as the challenging weather causes disruptions to people’s routes.
Commuters posted to social media, showing the downfall affecting iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge.
One person tweeted: “A spec of rain and all London goes crazy and builds up traffic.”
Another said: “How rain can stop London is amazing traffic train delays it’s actually hilarious.”
Another said: “What the hell is going on with the weather in London- There’s floods..in London- that literally never happens.”
The rainfall that battered London is expected to spread across the country later today.
Weather warnings have been put in place by the Met Office who are expecting the rain will slow down by Tuesday night.
The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to be across parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
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Sunny spells are not expected until later this week but could bring another heatwave.
A spokesman for the Met Office said that today there will be “Outbreaks of heavy rain moving northeastwards across England. Turning warm and muggy as skies brighten across southern England and Wales with some heavy and perhaps thundery showers developing.
“Sunny spells and showers elsewhere. Cool under rain and over northern England,” and that tonight “heavy rain clearing eastwards overnight leaving a lot of low cloud and some fog, particularly eastern and southern parts. Northwestern areas seeing further showers.”
The yellow weather warning for rain has been put in place across the north east, midlands and south east of England. It is in place until 9pm on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the forecaster said: “Whilst many will see a wet day on Tuesday, there is the chance of very heavy rainfall for some, leading to disruption.
Forecasters have warned Brits to brace for the possibility of flooding to homes and businesses as well as damage to some buildings.