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A day of sunshine and showers

Sunshine and showers. Credit: Met Office.

It'll be a day of sunshine and showers across the UK today. The showers are likely to be heavy and thundery at times, particularly in the north and west. There will be some heavy, slow-moving and thundery downpours over parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, much of the south and south-east of England will be mostly dry and bright, with warm sunny spells. Top temperatures of 22 Celsius (72 F).


Passengers left in limbo due to flooded railway tracks

Flooded railway tracks at Clapham Junction. Credit: PA

Southern Railway services through Clapham Junction have been severely affected by flooding caused by torrential downpours overnight.

One rail passenger described the scene as a "mass of bodies", left confused after services disappeared from information boards.

Another said: "The trains which did arrive didn't match the ones on the displays so it was difficult to even plan alternative routes.

"It was difficult to even enter the station because an entrance had been closed due to flooding."

The services through Clapham Junction have been disrupted for weeks because of industrial action and staff shortages.

Flooding hits rail services across south-east England

Flooding and signalling problems have led to major travel disruption on rail services across south-east England.

South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo were cancelled or delayed by up to an hour. Due to overcrowding queuing systems are also in place at several stations.

The travel chaos caused by the flooding has also been compounded by signalling problems at Surbiton.

Weather: Heavy thunderstorms and flooding risk

It will still feel muggy with highs of 24C. Credit: Met Office

Heavy and thundery downpours are expected across the south-east today which could lead to flooding in some places.

This won't affect all area but there is the risk of some locally torrential downpours with the added hazard of lightning and hail.

Elsewhere it will be largely dry with warm sunny spells and light winds with a scattering of showers across Northern Ireland and the north-west of Scotland.

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