As the misery continued, southeast England was hit by up to 1½in of rain in three hours. A major pipe burst left 100,000 properties across south and west London without water after the incident at a Thames Water site in Hampton.Some parts of the country have seen double the average monthly rainfall in June already this week, with Stenigot in Lincolnshire experiencing nearly five inches in 48 hours, and just over four inches in one day at Ham Hill in Kent. People in Wales were advised not to travel unless it was essential as the worst of the flooding was seen within the Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire areas of North Wales.
There was also heavy rain warnings for the Midlands and the Northeast.
The Met Office warned that flooding could