The Met Office has issued a large number of flood alerts and warnings as temperatures drop across the UK

The Met Office has issued a large number of

flood warnings and alerts for the South of England and Wales as temperatures

drop to within a few degrees of freezing.

With 46 flood alerts and 12 more serious

flood warnings in the Anglian area, the Met office is cautioning the public to be prepared

for flooding and to take immediate action.

On Sunday, the river Ravensbourne in

Lewisham burst its banks in south-east London, causing roads to shut and

affecting around 1,800 square metres.

Kent_999s said on Twitter: “There’s

flooding in Lewisham after the Ravensbourne River burst its banks. Some people

being evacuated.”

Meanwhile other areas of the country

experienced thunder and lightening in addition to the heavy downpours. 

MeteoGroup forecaster Nick Prebble, told

the metro: “In the 12-hour period from 6am to 6pm (Sunday), the highest

rainfall was at Bury St Edmonds in Suffolk, where there was 25mm, which is

almost an inch.”

The Met office recommends calling Floodline

for more details of flood warnings on 0845 9881188.

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Picture credit: @Kent_999s