Mother Nature proves she is a force to be reckoned with as flash floods have transformed a southeast London street into a giant canal.
Heavy showers poured down in Wallington, leaving streets flooded and three cars with people inside completely submerged under a bridge.
The London Fire Brigade was called to help rescue the drivers from their vehicles.
In just one hour, London received 40 mm (about two inches) of rain, according to Mashable. The rain wasn’t all that wreaked havoc amid the storms. Emergency services reportedly responded to a building in Croydon, south London, which caught fire following a lightning strike.
Thunder & lightning since Mourinho turned up in court in Croydon this morning. pic.twitter.com/hExJkByU1o— Andy Martin (@andyhpmartin) June 7, 2016
Forecaster Grahame Madge offered his assessment on why the area is seeing such severe weather conditions:
"What we have is a situation where we have warm, very moist air coming in from the continent and the heat added to the warm air causes it to rise and sees the development of these showers,” he said.
"The intensity of those can be very severe in localized areas - as we have seen in some places like London and Brighton there has been very heavy rainfall,” he added.
Luckily, no casualties or severe injuries in the London area have been reported as a result of the storm, but haunting images posted on social media capture the flood's intensity.
it's raining in wallington pic.twitter.com/pf3fKPDWx4— Ashley (@a_secker) June 7, 2016
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