Tower Bridge is FLOODED: Rain causes travel chaos in London with roads and Tube stations underwater

Heavy rain has left Tower Bridge underwater after London was hit by flash flooding that caused travel chaos across the capital.

The famous landmark was this morning submerged in flood water with video footage showing buses and cars struggling to make through the torrent.

Commuters faced delays to their journeys as major roads like the North Circular and the District Line on the London Underground was also hit by the torrential rain.

Pictures taken this morning also show Euston Road in North London submerged in deep rain water as cyclists and motorists attempting to make the commute.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of England and said heavy downpours could cause disruption across the country throughout the day.

The warning, which stretches hundreds of miles from London up to Hartlepool, means that there is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. 

London is being battered by heavy rain with flooding affecting major roads and transport networks across the capital. Pictured: Tower Bridge is currently submerged in deep rain water causing heavy traffic in the vicinity this morning

London is being battered by heavy rain with flooding affecting major roads and transport networks across the capital. Pictured: Tower Bridge is currently submerged in deep rain water causing heavy traffic in the vicinity this morning

London is being battered by heavy rain with flooding affecting major roads and transport networks across the capital. Pictured: Tower Bridge is currently submerged in deep rain water causing heavy traffic in the vicinity this morning

Tower Bridge is flooded after heavy rain in London this morning

Tower Bridge is flooded after heavy rain in London this morning

Tower Bridge is flooded after heavy rain in London this morning

Tower Bridge is flooded after heavy rain in London this morning

Footage taken this morning shows Tower Bridge under water with vehicles swashing through deep streams of rainwater








The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which is expected to affect most parts of England today

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which is expected to affect most parts of England today

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain which is expected to affect most parts of England today

Downpour: Traffic ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall this morning

Downpour: Traffic ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall this morning

Downpour: Traffic ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall this morning

The Met Office's warning means drivers have been urged to take caution on flooded roads. Pictured: Euston Road, London

The Met Office's warning means drivers have been urged to take caution on flooded roads. Pictured: Euston Road, London

The Met Office’s warning means drivers have been urged to take caution on flooded roads. Pictured: Euston Road, London

Rain is battering much of England this morning

Rain is battering much of England this morning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of the country today

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of the country today

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of the country today as heavy downpours batter the UK

Transport for London has also indicated that the District Line is not stopping at Mile End due to flooding.

The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning this morning and it is expected to remain in place throughout the morning.

The warning means that bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer and the chance of cancellations

Drivers have also been warned that spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer with some difficult driving conditions and the chance of road closures. 

A spokesperson for the forecasting service said: ‘An area of rain is expected to move northeastwards across much of England on Tuesday, with thunder in a few places. 15-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with up to 40 mm in a few places, leading to some flooding and disruption.

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

Pictured: A cyclist ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall

Pictured: A cyclist ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall

Pictured: A cyclist ploughs through surface water on the Euston road in North London during heavy rainfall

Commuters splash through large puddles near London Victoria station this morning as the capital is battered by rain

Commuters splash through large puddles near London Victoria station this morning as the capital is battered by rain

Commuters splash through large puddles near London Victoria station this morning as the capital is battered by rain

Pictured: A woman uses a folder to shelter herself from the heavy rain in London this morning near London Victoria station

Pictured: A woman uses a folder to shelter herself from the heavy rain in London this morning near London Victoria station

Pictured: A woman uses a folder to shelter herself from the heavy rain in London this morning near London Victoria station

Road and transport networks saw delays in London after heavy downpours began before 6am. Pictured: London Victoria

Road and transport networks saw delays in London after heavy downpours began before 6am. Pictured: London Victoria

Road and transport networks saw delays in London after heavy downpours began before 6am. Pictured: London Victoria

Meanwhile, Transport for London warned commuters that the District Line would not be stopping at Mile End this morning due to flooding around the station but have since confirmed it has reopened.

Parts of the North Circular have been closed due to heavy rain which has caused flooding at the A41 Hendon Way which was closed in both directions but has since reopened however traffic remains heavy and there is queueing traffic due to flooding between A406 North Circular (Brent Cross Flyover) and The Vale.

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