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Transport chaos as flooding and heavy rain batters London

Parts of London have been battered by torrential rain overnight, sparking transport misery ahead of the Tuesday morning commute.

Flooding has been blamed for the part suspension of one Tube line, severe delays on three more and minor delays on another.

Video footage shows part of Knightsbridge, in west London, underwater, with vehicles barely able to drive through.

The upmarket borough appears to have been particularly badly hit by the rain but it is unclear if shops and businesses have been damaged.

Downpours in the early hours have left a number of roads submerged across the capital, with the A4 in and out of the capital also severely flooded.

The Met Office tweeted that there had been 35mm of water in St James’s Park overnight – with just over an inch recorded in an hour.

It has a yellow weather warning for rain in place for parts of the country until midnight – but London is not included.

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Flooding overnight here’s a snap from Knightsbridge at 5am this morning @BBCRadioLondon pic.twitter.com/PoOTRl4pLv

Reports of #flooding in places this morning, take extra care when travelling ⚠️

Here are the overnight #rainfall figures 👇 pic.twitter.com/YEDecR5Fjx

Transport for London say there are severe delays on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Line because of flooding at Gloucester Road station, and no service on the Overground between Kensington (Olympia) and Clapham Junction due to flooding in the Imperial Wharf area.

The Metropolitan Line is also experiencing minor delays between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate due to flooding at Aldgate.

More to follow.

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