The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for London and southern England on Wednesday night as torrential rains threaten local flooding.
Torrential rain has already created difficult conditions in south-west England, which is subject to a yellow warning.
forecasters put out Another alert for the capital and parts of the south-east and east of England.
“Very heavy rains are expected to flood the surface water overnight,” it said.
The Amber Alert means homes and businesses are “likely to be flooded” and public transport will be disrupted and roads will be affected by spray and flooding.
It comes only a fortnight after similar rains disrupted the London Underground for days and left some shops and homes under water.
BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich tweeted: “Driving from Devon to London tonight, and I can confirm that road conditions are not good.
“The Met Office amber warning for rain is perfectly reasonable – take care if you’re going outside. There’s a lot of potential for flooding as well.”
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