Torrential rain has swamped parts of the South East and London, flooding streets, disrupting public transport and prompting hundreds of calls to the Fire Brigade.
Red “immediate action” warnings are in place for areas of Essex and the capital after around a month’s rain fell in a few hours.
London Fire Brigade said it received 300 calls between 1.30am and 3am – the same number it normally gets in a day.
Call-outs included reports of vehicles trapped by water, flooded homes and businesses, and lightning strikes on property.
Flooded streets were reported across the capital, with Bexley getting nearly half of the average rainfall for June in just a single hour.
One driver in Battersea was pictured waist-deep in water trying to save his car from underneath a rail bridge, while Elizabeth Bodea shared a picture of a flooded car park in Romford.
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