Images above: Flooding at Strand on the Green; photograph Effie Webb
Weather warning issued for much of London and south-east England
The Met Office has issued a flood warning for parts of Chiswick today (Thursday 2 November). A yellow rain and wind warning was issued from 6pm on Wednesday and runs until 11.59pm, today. British Airways has already cancelled over 30 flights out of Heathrow today due to high winds.
There are expected to be wind gusts of up to 50 mph as well as between 20 and 30 mm of rain forecast.
The flood warning is in place along the Thames from Teddington to Putney Bridge. Earlier this week the Chiswick Calendar reported that flooding in Chiswick Mall was higher than usual. As well as the extremely high tide there were pictures of the Bull’s Head in Strand on the Green that went viral, with water up to the windows of the pub.
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An RNLI spokesperson told the Chiswick Calendar: “There is currently a very high tide and this is due to the amount of water from the Thames Basin.
“At the moment the wind seems to be calm.
“The RNLI have issued warnings to people by the coast to not watch the waves.”
The Thames Basin is drained by the Thames, reaching from the Cotswold Hills in Gloucestershire and flows approximately 235km to its tidal limit at Teddington Lock in London. The Met Office has recorded a new November record for the lowest mean sea level atmospheric pressure in England and Wales.
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