London, England: floods after heavy rain

Wet feet for many Londoners!

Heavy rains put the English capital under water in places overnight. Local public transport was partially interrupted, and according to media reports, upscale shopping streets in the west of the city were knee-deep inundated.

As the London public transport company announced, several important lines of the underground network were affected, which caused chaos in the hectic rush hour traffic: among other things, the Metropolitan, District, Piccadilly and Circle lines are affected by cancellations and delays. Two underground lines had to be closed, parts of the tram (Overground) were interrupted, reported the BBC.

The fire brigade moved out, emptied shops and subway shaftsPhoto: Alex Lentati / LNP / Shutterstock

A flooded pharmacy in the Knightsbridge borough

A flooded pharmacy in the Knightsbridge boroughPhoto: Matt Dunham / dpa

Several streets in Knightsbridge, West London, were flooded, making it difficult for people to get to work. Water also seeped into the interiors of some local shops.

According to the BBC, part of the M23 motorway in the county of Sussex was also initially closed in the morning.

According to the British weather service Met Office, 35 millimeters of rain fell between midnight and 6 a.m. in the central St. James Park near Buckingham Palace.

There had already been several storms in the British capital in the summer. On one day in July, as much rain fell as it normally did in a month.


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