Flood alerts in place across London as Storm Bella hits UK

Weather warnings are in place for parts of London as Storm Bella continues to cause chaos across the UK.

River levels were expected to rise after heavy rainfall overnight on December 26, possibly flooding roads, gardens and low lying land.

There are three separate flood warnings for London on Accuweather, all lasting until January 1.

One of the warnings covered areas around the Ravensbourne river in the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Bromley and Croydon.

Accuweather said places located close to the river, particularly Kydbook Close in Orpington, must be very careful.

The River Ravensbourne flows through Lewisham (pictured), Greenwich, Bromley and Croydon
(Image: Likelife/Wikimedia Commons)

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Property flooding is not expected for this area but incident response teams are out and surface water impacts are possible.

Flooding is also possible from today in places situated near the River Darent, from Westerham to Dartford in Kent.

This shouldn’t affect any areas actually in London but it runs very close to London and may impact those just living on the London/Kent border.

Once again property flooding is not expected this time, but areas such as Shoreham, Sundridge, Otford and Westerham could see the flooding of low lying land.

Finally, with parts of Essex seeing a flood warning too, Accuweather says areas around the Middle River Roding, such as Loughton, must be careful.

Due to the rainfall over the last few days, concerns about the rising river levels continue.

The River Roding flows all the way from the Thames at Beckton in East London out through places like Ilford, Wanstead, Chigwell, Loughton and Debden.

The warning is specifically in place for the Abridge and Loughton areas where there’s low lying land.

Storm Bella brought “howling winds” overnight according to the Met Office, but this wind is expected to gradually ease throughout today.

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