Parts of London have been battered by torrential rain overnight, sparking transport misery ahead of the Tuesday morning commute.
Flooding has been blamed for the part suspension of one Tube line, severe delays on three more and minor delays on another.
Video footage shows part of Knightsbridge, in west London, underwater – with vehicles barely able to drive through.
The upmarket borough appears to have been particularly badly hit by the rain but it is unclear if any shops and businesses have been damaged.
One Twitter user claimed to have seen ‘bags of rubbish floating around’ the area.
Downpours in the early hours have left a number of roads submerged across the capital, with the A4 in and out of the city also severely flooded.
Camden, Hampstead, Aldgate and Croydon are among the other areas of the city struggling with the heavy rain.
The London Fire Brigade has been called out to help with a number of incident.
The Met Office tweeted that there had been 35mm of water in St James’s Park overnight – with just over an inch recorded in an hour.
It has a yellow warning for rain in place for parts of the country until midnight – but London is not included.
Transport for London say there are severe delays on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Line because of flooding at Gloucester Road station, and no service on the Overground between Kensington (Olympia) and Clapham Junction due to flooding in the Imperial Wharf area.
The Metropolitan Line is also experiencing minor delays between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate due to flooding at Aldgate.
On the railways, Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink are among the providers reporting minor delays.
The M25 has also been badly impacted, with flooding closing a number of lanes across the motorway.
At 5.18am this morning, the Met Office tweeted: ‘Torrential rain continues to move east this morning, with localised flooding possible
‘St James’s Park in London has recorded 26mm (just over an inch) of rain in the past hour’.
Research says London is particularly susceptible to flooding and the issue is only likely to worsen in line with the climate crisis.
London was also hit by severe flooding this summer, causing further transport misery in August.
More to follow.