London Weather: Purley Flash Flooding Causes Chaos As Severe Warning Issued

Severe weather warning issued.

Flash floods have hit south London for the second time this week causing delays and closures in Purley.

On Tuesday heavy down pours led to three cars becoming completely submerged under a bridge on Wallington High St, with the downpour causing depths of up to two metres in just minutes.

Downpours on Saturday caused chaos in Purley with drivers delayed at the A23 Purley Cross after Foxley Lane was shut. Buses in the area were also diverted.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed cars partially submerged by flood waters.

Earlier today the Met Office issued yellow warnings, saying thundery showers would bring torrential rain to the south-east.

A spokesman told the Evening Standard: “A moist, unstable air mass across most of England and Wales will again lead to the development of some heavy showers and localised thunderstorms.

“These could generate some surface water flooding, especially if they affect urban areas.”

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