London floods: WATCH road turn to a river as Finsbury Park homes inundated

A deluge of rain came down on Britain on Tuesday as homeowners suffered devastating floods. The Flood Information Service has issued two flood warnings and 13 flood alerts for parts of the UK. As parts of Britain will be doused with rain throughout the rest of the week, the Government has issued a number of flood warnings and alerts for parts of the UK.

The floods have led to evacuations in parts of North London today after a water main burst in Finsbury Park.

The London Fire Brigade said 12 fire engines and 80 firefighters were called to the scene.

A resident in the area told the Islington Gazette: “It’s like the rapids churning down Queen’s Drive. It’s like a river.”

The Met Office forecast a mix of rain and sunny spells for the UK today, with some areas particularly worse off for rainfall.

The Met Office forecast for today: “Windy with a mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers, heavy at times.

“The heaviest and most frequent showers will be over western UK, especially western Scotland, whilst some eastern parts of England and Scotland may stay mostly dry.

“(Tonight) Clear spells and blustery showers, western Scotland and the far southwest of England and Wales likely seeing the heaviest showers.

“Becoming drier in some eastern parts of the UK. Windy.”

On Wednesday, the west of the UK is predicted to receive the most rainfall.

The Met Office said: “Windy with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.

“Western UK can expect the heaviest and most frequent showers whilst parts of eastern England and eastern Scotland may stay dry.”

The outlook from Thursday to Saturday remains quite bleak, although the Met Office forecast “close to average temperatures”.


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As of 1.55pm today (Tuesday, October 8) 13 flood alerts have been issued for:

  • Burton Trent
  • Lower River Nidd
  • Lower River Soar in Leicestershire
  • Lower River Swale
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Sow and River Penk
  • River Trent in Derbyshire
  • Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
  • Tern and Perry Catchments
  • The River Stiffkey from Fulmodeston to Warham
  • Tidal River Ouse from Naburn Lock to Selby
  • Upper River Ouse

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