Weather: Heavy downpours mark the end of summer

Tower Bridge London
Tower Bridge London

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain which could cause flooding in central and eastern areas of England until midnight on Tuesday.

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Heavy downpours across England are set to continue throughout the day, signalling the end of summertime.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain which could cause flooding in central and eastern areas of England until midnight on Tuesday.

Parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will also experience wet weather throughout the day, but no warnings have been issued for these nations.

Much of the UK basked in sweltering sunshine at the start of the month, including Wales which experienced its warmest September night on record, while temperatures in Scotland reached the highest since 1906.

But grey skies and temperatures in the late teens hailed the end of summery weather towards the middle of the month.

Cars were captured ploughing through floodwater on Tower Bridge in central London beneath a blanket of clouds on Tuesday morning.

The capital is predicted to be one of the worst-hit areas in terms of rainfall in the morning, with up to 25mm of water predicted to lash London.

Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said that as the rain moves north-eastwards throughout Tuesday, areas of the Midlands and north-east could see 40mm of rain.