London Roads, Metro Flood as Heavy Rain Hits Southern U.K.

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London traffic was moving through flooded roads in some part of the capital, as torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations partially submerged in flood waters.

Sunday’s unseasonal inundation was the second in as many weeks.

The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell in central London on Sunday afternoon.

The rains left Londoners cleaning up on Monday, which was drier, though the Environment Agency said four flood warnings remained in place for southeast England.

Two London hospitals asked patients not to come to the emergency department because of disruption from the floods.

Transport for London said eight stations were closed because of flooding, including Pudding Mill Lane, an above-ground station where video footage showed water surging through a concourse and up stairs.

Residents used buckets, brooms and wooden boards to create makeshift flood defenses for their homes as storm drains were overloaded in parts of the city.

The rain followed a spell of hot, sunny weather that sent Britons to lakes and the sea in search of relief.

Earlier this month a wave of storms caused huge flooding damage and left more than 200 people dead in Germany and Belgium.

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