Environment Agency issues flood alerts for London after heavy rain

12:35 29 April 2012

A woman shelters beneath an umbrella as the heavy rain falls outside the Olympic Stadium, London

A woman shelters beneath an umbrella as the heavy rain falls outside the Olympic Stadium, London

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Heavy downpours of rain this weekend have prompted the Environment Agency to issue flood alerts for parts of London.

The currently active alerts for the capital, which mean flooding is possible and people should be prepared, apply to:

- The Lower River Roding including Redbridge, Woodford, Wanstead, Ilford, East Ham and Barking.

- The River Crane at Hillingdon, Southall, Cranford, Feltham and Twickenham.

- The Middle River Roding including Abridge, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill.

- The River Ingrebourne at Harold Park and Hornchurch including Harold Wood, Upminster and Rainham.

The Environment Agency has warned of the possibility of localised flooding across parts of the South East at the end of a particularly wet week in which 42mm (1.7in) of rain fell.

Tom Tobler, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: "The South East will experience heavy rain this morning, but it will then ease off, with the heaviest rain in the South West, central England and Wales. It will then spread northwards."

Tuesday will also see another band of heavy rain across various regions including the South East.

Visit the Environment Agency website for guidance on how to be prepared for flooding.

Have you been affected by this week's bad weather? Email your experiences along with any pictures or videos to simon.bull@archant.co.uk - or go to London.iwitness24.co.uk to upload your weather images.

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