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Localised torrential storms in London and the South East

  • Great Dunmow in Essex recorded one of the highest rainfall totals as 43mm of rain fell in just one hour
  • However, 15 miles away, in Writtle in Essex, residents saw only 6mm over a 14-hour period
  • In Northolt, north-west London, 43.8mm of rain fell from 1am to 3pm
  • In Bexley, south east London, just 1.6mm of rain was recorded

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A40 expected to fully reopen on Tuesday morning

Due to adverse weather earlier this morning the A40 remains closed in both directions between Swakeleys Roundabout and Hillingdon Circus.

It is currently expected to re-open tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Contractors are on site pumping the flood waters away and we are working hard to reopen the road as soon as possible.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing to people’s journeys

– Transport for London

Drivers told to avoid the A40 at Hillingdon after floods

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London Fire Brigade helps family, and dog, during floods

Dozens of families have relied on the help of London Fire Brigade during the floods today. Among them, this family in Ruislip, whose home - and pet - were left looking rather damp.

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A huge thank you to @londonfire Feltham crew!Rescued from the #flooding of #ruislip home. Angels in uniform! ?? http://t.co/FYmm5NNtVL

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Read more: Tube passengers remove socks to wade through flooded station

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