Cars drive through deep water on a flooded road in London. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Heavy rain and recurring storms flooded the streets of British capital London on Sunday, and suspended the movement of buses and cars, while warnings of the dangers of lightning continued.
Social media users documented cars partially submerged in southwest London, with more heavy rain falling, as thunderstorms made their way across southeast Britain.
The Met Office issued a warning for the city of London and surrounding counties.
The bureau warned of the risk of lightning and flooding, with an average of 10 centimeters of rain expected in some areas, double the monthly average in July.
Police closed a road near Queenstown Road station in southwest London, where three double-decker buses were stuck under a railway bridge.
A driver said the passengers had to disembark after water began to flow into the bus.
Motorists in Walthamstow, north-east London, left their vehicles in the pouring rain.
The police announced that they are currently dealing with several floods in the eastern regions, warning against flooding tunnels and roundabouts.
Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said on Tuesday.
Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.
The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.
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