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London weather: The exact time London is at risk of flash flooding after Met Office issues yellow rain warning

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It’s been a precarious summer in the capital, with the sun pouring through our windows one day and wading in water up to our ankles the next.

And this week is set to be no different.

The last few days, Londoners have seen highs of 23 degrees with spouts of glorious sunshine.

But the Met Office has warned that the capital could expect flooding again by the end of the week.

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The showers are expected to begin around noon tomorrow and carry on into the night

Heavy showers are expected to begin at around 12 noon tomorrow (Sunday, 18 September), and continue on into the night.

The Met has issued a Yellow warning, meaning that we can expect possible localised flooding and disruption to transport.

It states: “A band of rain and heavy, thundery showers will slowly drift east through Sunday before becoming slow-moving over the highlighted area later in the day.

“Where these showers become slow-moving, 30 to 40 mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time leading to surface water flooding and transport disruption.”

What does a yellow warning mean?

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

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Luckily, the showers shouldn’t last too long. Monday is set to be much milder, with temperatures of 20 degrees and only a 10-30 per cent chance of rain.

Londoners in properties at risk of flooding are advised to sign up for free flood warnings, which they can receive via mobile or email.

If you’re high risk, it’s recommended you prepare a flood plan, to reduce the damage a flood may have on your home.

This can include useful numbers and utility providers, a safe space for your belongings, and knowing how to shut off your gas and electricity.

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