Heavy rains in London have flooded the entire Tower Bridge, and social media footage shows that buses and cars are having a hard time passing through attractions.
Further travel disruptions due to the capital’s weather caused traffic jams on North Circular, Euston Road, and the Blackwall Tunnel, temporarily closing parts of the London Underground’s District Line.
The British Meteorological Agency has issued yellow warnings of heavy rains in London, East Midlands, East Anglia, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in southeastern England, with the risk of travel delays and floods. It runs until 9 pm on Tuesday night.
According to Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan, East Anglia has the highest rainfall ever, with up to 48.6 mm in Cambridge.
He states: “London is experiencing local floods, and we can imagine local floods on roads in other parts of eastern England.
“In general, the highest totals we saw today were in Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, and parts of Norfolk.”
In some areas, including Cambridge, there was a month’s worth of rainfall in half a day.
“Total rainfall of this kind is very rare, especially in just 5-6 hours,” he said.
The village of Elmdon in Essex had 36 mm of rainfall, Weston of Hertfordshire had 37 mm of rainfall, and Ely of North Cambridgeshire had 38 mm of rainfall.
However, it is not expected that the rain will continue. “We will see improvements across the UK over the next few days,” said Morgan. “Tomorrow is a little warm [with] For some people, temperatures can be in the low 20s and can be dry in the sun. “
However, Morgan warned that fog would form on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, reducing visibility.
Temperatures on Tuesdays at about 18C (64.4F) in London and 15C (59F) in Edinburgh will rise to about 21C (69.8F) and 18C (64.4F) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively.
On the other hand, temperatures in Cardiff and Belfast are projected to remain constant at around 18 ° C (64.4 ° F) on weekdays.
While Scotland’s temperatures reached their highest since 1906, much of Britain was exposed to hot sunshine at the beginning of the month, including Wales, which experienced the warmest September night on record.
Long-range weather forecasts for September are uncertain, but forecasters expect temperatures across the UK to be slightly higher than the annual average.