Storms and flash floods hit southern England | UK weather

Thunderstorms and flash floods have hit parts of southern England, amid warnings that the unsettled weather is expected to continue into the weekend.

There were torrential downpours in London, with the rain spreading across the south-east until about 10pm. An amber warning for the area has been issued by the Met Office, with a risk of transport disruption and power cuts.

A yellow warning is also in place until midnight for much of southern England, with thunderstorms forecast across parts of Kent and Medway from midnight until 8am on Thursday.

Video footage posted on social media showed rainfall rapidly filling high streets in Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill in north London, as well as inside Victoria train station and the gym in the Houses of Parliament.

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