Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his thoughts ‘are with everyone affected’ by flooding in London and the South East.
Heavy rainfall over the weekend left some hospitals without power and forced to evacuate inpatients, while severe flooding also impacted homes, roads and public transport.
Videos shared on social media on Sunday showed a number of London Underground stations under floodwater, which is still resulting in some minor delays on the network.
In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Mr Johnson said;
“My thoughts are with everyone affected by the flooding in London and the South East. A huge thank you to the emergency services and volunteers helping families and businesses through this difficult time”.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer shared his thanks to the emergency services and local authorities last night in a post on Twitter.
A yellow warning for thunderstorms has been issued by the Met Office for parts of South East England on Monday, while the Midlands, North and large parts of Scotland and Wales are to be under a yellow thunderstorm warning on Tuesday.
The flooding in London and the South East comes after a heatwave with sunny conditions and temperatures in the high 20s and above across much of the UK last week. Rainfall and somewhat lower temperatures arrived in the South and East of England over the weekend, though parts of the North West are yet to see a break in the sunshine – though are expected to face stormy and rainy conditions from Tuesday.