Heavy rain and flash flooding wreaks havoc for commuters with travel services disrupted

Train and underground services were hit by cancellations and delays due to torrential downpours

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Heavy rainfall has led to travel disruption in parts of the South East of England.

Some train and underground services were hit by cancellations and delays due to the torrential downpours.

The Met Office had warned that spray and flooding on roads could lengthen journey times, while flooding of homes and businesses was possible amid overnight heavy rain into Thursday.

A yellow weather warning for rain, covering the south of England from Portsmouth to Canterbury and parts of London, remains in place until 3pm on Thursday.

Commuters queuing at Paddington Station
Commuters queuing at Paddington Station
London Underground lines faced delays on Thursday
London Underground lines faced delays on Thursday

Commuters faced issues with rush-hour transport due to the wet weather.

Transport for London (TfL) said there were severe delays between Stratford and Richmond/Clapham Junction caused by flooding.

While a signal failure caused by flooding at Richmond and Acton Town led to no District Line service between Earl’s Court and Richmond/Ealing Broadway.

Images captured by GB News showed commuters queuing at Paddington train station as the heavy rain continued to batter the capital.

The TfL website also showed several London Underground lines were suffering from minor and severe delays.

South Western Railway said that flooding had blocked lines between Fulwell and Hampton, leading to cancellations and delays.

Kent County Council warned people to “be careful out there” after it had multiple reports of weather-related issues across its road network due to “strong winds and heavy rain”.