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Deluge: Thunderstorms spark flash floods in parts of London

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Rain: A flooded road in South Hampstead, London, after heavy rainfall yesterday. Credit: PA

Rain: A flooded road in South Hampstead, London, after heavy rainfall yesterday. Credit: PA

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Rain: A flooded road in South Hampstead, London, after heavy rainfall yesterday. Credit: PA

Flash floods caused chaos across London following thunderstorms and a deluge of heavy rain yesterday.  

Vehicles were submerged as roads filled with water and some train services had to be  cancelled.

The south-west and north of the city were badly affected, including Golders Green and Highgate.

The London Fire Brigade revealed on social media that it had received over 150 calls about flooding in the south-west of the capital alone. 

And the Met Office warned that south-western parts of  England could see 60mm of rain over just a few hours yesterday evening.

It also said sunny weather was on the way for the UK following a wet week.

Overall, the UK can expect a much more settled day today, with sunny spells and a few showers inland.

Yesterday parts of Northern Ireland also experienced heavy rain and brief thunderstorms. 

The local forecast for today is a mainly cloudy morning, with patchy rain making way for sunny spells by the afternoon. 

The maximum temperature will be 22C.

Tomorrow and Thursday will be a similar picture, with the east enjoying drier weather and feeling warm in light winds. the Met Office said. 

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