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London Weather: Heavy Rain Soaks The Capital For Second Day

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08/06/2016 17:00 | Updated 08 June 2016

London experienced a second day of downpours on Wednesday, though the warm, muggy weather continued.

The London Fire Brigade responded to 32 calls between 2-4pm, with crews assisting flooded home owners, drivers, businesses and even a cinema.

Islington and Clapham were the hardest hit, though an LFB spokesman said none of the incidents were “too dramatic.”

On the tube the Northern Line was not stopping at Kentish Town due to flooding, though Thameslink services were calling at the station normally.

Covent Garden station was also partially closed due to the downpour, which some Londoners branded “biblical.” However, the temperature remained a sweaty 22 °C. 

Though heavy in areas, the rain was nowhere near as fierce as it was on Tuesday, which saw up to two metres fall in just minutes in Wallington, stranding drivers and sending cars bobbing down the high street.

According to the Met Office Thursday will be a warm, sunny day, remaining dry with “only a slight risk” of one or two afternoon showers.

On Friday you’d best keep that brolly handy as heavy showers are expected, possibly through til Saturday morning.

The rest of the day promises to be dry and bright, with a repeat of morning showers on Sunday, then clearing to sunshine.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: A man wearing shorts and holding an umbrella walks through heavy rain in Westminster on June 8, 2016 in London, England. The Met Office has issued flood alerts for parts of the south east of England today as torrential rain hit parts of the country. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: A young man goes for a run during heavy rain in Westminster on June 8, 2016 in London, England. The Met Office has issued flood alerts for parts of the south east of England today as torrential rain hit parts of the country. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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    People are caught out in a heavy rain shower in Westminster, London.
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    People are caught out in a heavy rain shower in Westminster, London.
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    People are caught out in a heavy rain shower in Westminster, London.
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    People are caught out in a heavy rain shower in Westminster, London.
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    Flooding in Edgware, North London Ref: SPL1094537 080616
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    The aftermath of a flash flood in Manor Road in Wallington, Surrey following torrential rain.
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    The aftermath of a flash flood in Manor Road in Wallington, Surrey following torrential rain.
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    Flash flooding in Caterham, Surrey. See National story NNFLOOD; A woman had to be pulled out the window of her vehicle and a Costa was surrounded in water as flash floods hit Britain. The woman became stranded in her Ford Galaxy in Caterham, Surrey, yesterday (Tue) afternoon and her partner had to pull her out of the driver's side. In the same town a Costa was also flooded as the high street and surrounding roads were hit with up to two feet of water. Around 10 customers were in the cafe, sheltering from the rain and drinking their coffees, as the water came pouring in. At least two schools suffered damage and shoppers� cars at the nearby Waitrose store were stranded because its car park was so inundated with water.
  • Rob Holmes / SWNS.com
    Flash flooding in Caterham, Surrey. See National story NNFLOOD; A woman had to be pulled out the window of her vehicle and a Costa was surrounded in water as flash floods hit Britain. The woman became stranded in her Ford Galaxy in Caterham, Surrey, yesterday (Tue) afternoon and her partner had to pull her out of the driver's side. In the same town a Costa was also flooded as the high street and surrounding roads were hit with up to two feet of water. Around 10 customers were in the cafe, sheltering from the rain and drinking their coffees, as the water came pouring in. At least two schools suffered damage and shoppers� cars at the nearby Waitrose store were stranded because its car park was so inundated with water.
  • Rob Holmes / SWNS.com
    Flash flooding in Caterham, Surrey. See National story NNFLOOD; A woman had to be pulled out the window of her vehicle and a Costa was surrounded in water as flash floods hit Britain. The woman became stranded in her Ford Galaxy in Caterham, Surrey, yesterday (Tue) afternoon and her partner had to pull her out of the driver's side. In the same town a Costa was also flooded as the high street and surrounding roads were hit with up to two feet of water. Around 10 customers were in the cafe, sheltering from the rain and drinking their coffees, as the water came pouring in. At least two schools suffered damage and shoppers� cars at the nearby Waitrose store were stranded because its car park was so inundated with water.
  • Rob Holmes / SWNS.com
    Flash flooding in Caterham, Surrey. See National story NNFLOOD; A woman had to be pulled out the window of her vehicle and a Costa was surrounded in water as flash floods hit Britain. The woman became stranded in her Ford Galaxy in Caterham, Surrey, yesterday (Tue) afternoon and her partner had to pull her out of the driver's side. In the same town a Costa was also flooded as the high street and surrounding roads were hit with up to two feet of water. Around 10 customers were in the cafe, sheltering from the rain and drinking their coffees, as the water came pouring in. At least two schools suffered damage and shoppers� cars at the nearby Waitrose store were stranded because its car park was so inundated with water.
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