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UK climate: Torrential rain to give way to bright sunshine and 20C today after deluge hit Tower Bridge and Tube stations

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SUNSHINE and highs of 20C will assist to dry out the capital today after Tower Bridge and Tube stations had been hit by flooding following torrential downpours.

The Met Office has promised sunny skies after three inches of “intense” rain fell throughout some components of the nation yesterday.

Highs of 20C are anticipated within the south of the nation today after it was lashed by rainCredit: i-Images
Motorists slowly made their way across the flooded bridge
Motorists slowly made their way throughout the flooded bridgeCredit: AFP
NINTCHDBPICT000679791400Credit: Stephen Huntley/HVC

Today it is going to be a dry and bright day for a lot of, says the Met Office, with highs of 20 within the south.

Unfortunately, the moist climate will linger for some, with scattered showers anticipated for some western and northern areas.

Parts of the UK confronted energy outages and transport delays brought on by the deluge.

Video clips confirmed the well-known London landmark underwater with the climate inflicting journey chaos – as buses and automobiles are struggling to make it via the deluge.

The capital was predicted to be one of many worst-hit areas when it comes to rainfall within the morning with practically three inches anticipated to fall, in accordance to the Met Offices’ extreme climate warning.

The North Circular Road and the District Line on the London Underground had been additionally hit by the torrential rain.

But regardless of the dreary climate, the mercury is about to soar to 22C on Thursday.

This newest bout of unhealthy climate comes simply weeks after London was fully flooded – and water swamped properties after a month’s price of rainfall fell in simply ONE hour.

Alerts had been issued after heavy rain raised river ranges and saturated properties – with the London Fire Brigade receiving greater than 1,000 calls associated to flooding.

Brits had been braced for a similar once more after being warned that 70mm of rain was anticipated to fall within the “intense” downpour.

The Met Office warned: “Some areas will see up to 40mm of rain main to some flooding and disruption.

“However, there is a small chance that this rain will be especially intense in a few places with 50 to 70mm possible, and more significant disruption where this occurs.”

A woman soaks up the early sunshine from her paddleboard in Norfolk
A lady soaks up the early sunshine from her paddleboard in NorfolkCredit: Alamy
Sunshine is expected for most of the country today after torrential rainfall
Sunshine is anticipated for many of the nation today after torrential rainfallCredit: PA
A cyclist struggled in the torrential rain
A bicycle owner struggled within the torrential rain

Tourists huddled underneath umbrellas as they punted on the River Cam in Cambridge yesterday as heavy rain hit a lot of the UK.

Many took shelter as England noticed heavy and thundery showers, which moved northeastwards all through the day.

In the southwest, nevertheless, Brits loved clearer skies and sunny spells whereas the torrent is concentrated on the east of England.

The Met Office has warned it is unlikely Brits will see the identical scorching 30C warmth as final week, however the aftermath of Hurricane Larry might carry a couple of days of balmy temperatures.

Much of the UK basked in sweltering sunshine firstly of the month – together with Wales which skilled its warmest September evening on report, whereas temperatures in Scotland reached the very best since 1906.

But gray skies and temperatures within the late teenagers hailed the top of summery climate in direction of the center of the month.

The hurricane made landfall in Newfoundland, Canada, on Saturday, however the vitality and warmth of the storm will affect the jet stream over the UK.

As the start of autumn rolls in, Hurricane Larry has sparked hopes of a final blast of warmth for the UK.

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin mentioned: “At the second it does seem like excessive stress would be the extra dominant characteristic.

“It will not be as crazily heat because it was via the primary half of this week and it is going to be chilly at evening, however it might imply wonderful and dry climate.


“The battle between excessive and low stress will proceed into the beginning of subsequent week.

“On the face of it, it does look like the high is going to win out, but low pressure to the south can’t be ruled out.

“It depends on the exact position of the jet stream, and how things interact with Hurricane Larry.”

Meanwhile, Ladbrokes have slashed the chances on this happening because the wettest September on report.

Having been a 3/1 shot earlier this week, the bookies now make it simply 5/4 for this month to enter the report books because the wettest September EVER.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes mentioned: “It’s looking more likely than ever that this month will go down as the wettest September on record with thunderstorms ready to batter Britain.”

Motorists were warned yesterday morning following the torrential downpours
Motorists had been warned yesterday morning following the torrential downpoursCredit: LNP
Londoners were braced for flooding yesterday
Londoners had been braced for flooding yesterdayCredit: LNP
Sandbags placed outside a commercial property on Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall
Sandbags positioned outdoors a business property on Euston highway in North London throughout heavy rainfallCredit: LNP
A woman jogged during heavy rain in Greenwich Park, South East London yesterday
A lady jogged throughout heavy rain in Greenwich Park, South East London yesterdayCredit: LNP
Brits under umbrellas as they go for a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge
Brits underneath umbrellas as they go for a punt on the River Cam in CambridgeCredit: Geoff Robinson

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