Reports as flooding hits London, South Eastern England

It’s been an absolutely awful day for June, and earlier today the Met Office released an AMBER be prepared weather warning which thankfully expires at 11pm tonight, however there are a plethora of further warnings for throughout this week for more heavy rain.

River levels are starting to respond with 19 flood alerts and 1 flood warning in force, the majority of which are in the South East of England:

These flood alerts however do not reflect the whole picture. The Environment Agency does not report on surface water flooding events, which have been very common.

Reports from the South East:

Chatham, North Kent has been affected by surface water flooding. Source: Met4Cast

Kingston upon Thames, London (more like Kingston in the Thames!), has also been affected by surface water flooding. Source: Facebook.

Many parts of North Kent and South London, including Surrey have reported minor flooding.

It’s pretty bad in Meopham, Central Kent, to:

The Forecast?

Although the rain will steadily ease in the South East, more is on the way – it’s not looking good. There’s several further Met Office warnings throughout much of the week. However, here’s our take on the next few days here at Severe Weather Updates 2019 (veryweather):

As you can see, the focus is for much of England and Wales over the next few days for more heavy rain, with the south the focus for today and Tuesday and the focus shifting a little bit north by Wednesday and Thursday, to more central areas like the Midlands, Yorkshire and Cheshire. Some areas could receive up to 100mm of rain within a few days, giving a high risk of further flooding. Once again there are some uncertainties, so stay tuned to met office warnings and keep a close eye on the forecast.