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.
“Once again, 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, Transport for London (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.
Elsewhere, there is no service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction due to flooding at Imperial Wharf.
Meanwhile, a whole lane on the A4 near the Hammersmith Flyover in west London has been submerged.
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Good morning, and welcome to our coverage of the latest flash flooding to hit London.
London flooding causes Tube closures
There were “severe delays” on certain Tube lines on Tuesday morning as a result of heavy rainfall overnight, Transport for London (TfL) said.
The District, Piccadilly, Circle, and Hammersmith and City Lines were all affected by the flooding.
My colleague Thomas Kingsley reports:
London flooding hits roads and causes Tube closures
Tourist hotspot Knightsbridge saw torrential rainfall overnight, with footage on Tuesday morning showing cars driving along a heavily flooded road.
Here’s the BBC’s Greg McKenzie with a clip from the area:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Torrential flooding overnight left London commuters stranded this morning,
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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