London, England: Floods after heavy rain - News abroad

Feet wet to many Londoners!

Heavy rains sank the English capital in places overnight. Local public transportation was partially disrupted, and according to media reports, upscale shopping streets in the west of the city were flooded.

As London’s public transport company announced, several important lines of the Underground network were affected, causing chaos in the hectic rush hour: among others, the Metropolitan, District, Piccadilly and Circle lines were affected by cancellations and delays. Two subway lines were closed, and parts of the tram (above ground) were also cut. BBC.

The fire brigade moved in and emptied shops and metro poles

The fire brigade moved in and emptied shops and metro polesPhoto: Alex Lentati / LNP / Shutterstock

A flooded pharmacy in Knightsbridge

A flooded pharmacy in KnightsbridgePhoto: Matt Dunham / D

Several streets in Knightsbridge, west London, were flooded, making it difficult for people to get to work. Water has also seeped into the interior of some local stores.

According to the BBC, part of the M23 motorway in Sussex County was initially closed as well in the morning.

According to the British Meteorological Service, 35mm of rain fell between midnight and 6am in central St James’ Park near Buckingham Palace.

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

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