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

PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Related articles

Latest Stories

08:22
Makers Cafe has opened in Shoreditch (Pic: Makers Cafe)

The UK’s first 3D printing cafe has opened in Shoreditch, east London.

Read more
07:39
Victim Adrian Young was stabbed to death in Cromwell Road, Croydon (Google Street View)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Cromwell Road, Croydon last night.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:19
Dr. Michael Jacobs, clinical lead in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Free Hospital, is in charge of treating the Ebola patient. Picture: Stefan Rousseau

The first Briton to contract the deadly Ebola virus is being treated with experimental new drug ZMapp, doctors at the Royal Free have said.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more
Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

Read more