Downpours and flooding have swamped parts of London and the south-east. London Fire Brigade received hundreds of calls of weather-related incidents, including some reports of flooding and lightning strikes. There were delays and cancellations across the Tube network as Transport for London grappled to bring floodwaters under control.

London flooding
A car is abandoned under a bridge in Battersea after getting stuck in floodwater Jack Taylor/Getty Images

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News photographers have filed some great pictures, and Twitter has been awash with photos and videos of the deluge, using the hashtag #flooding.

Canning Town is drowning😭😭

— J.SIKA (@JessicaAppiah_) June 23, 2016

Someone's probably regretting his choice of route today. #London #Flooding #Cycling

— EnjoyTheView (@EnjoyTheViewEU) June 23, 2016

Where's Moses when you need him #flooding #London

— Amelia Kanaris (@ameliakanaris) June 23, 2016

Roads to @WestHamTube station all closed off. West Ham tube shut I was told and Canning Town. #flooding #floodaware

— liz yadallee (@Viva_Frida) June 23, 2016

Train on fire because of floods at West Norwood. No trains running! #flooding

— Lucy Gaunt (@MissGaunt) June 23, 2016

Awwww, that's nice. I couldn't go to Glastonbury, so Glastonbury came to me.

— David Sim (@davidsim) June 23, 2016

#Batterseapark has more ponds! Ducks loving it #London #flooding

— Ruth Dangerfield (@ruthdangerfield) June 23, 2016

Submerged in Surburbia #storm #flooding #london @worcesterpark_i @worcesterpark

— Dee Robertson (@dee_robertson) June 23, 2016

Hornchurch Station this morning. #flooding #London

— Phil (@fullenglish71) June 23, 2016

#london #flooding

— Vic Castelluccio (@VicCastelluccio) June 23, 2016

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