London rain in pictures: Capital drenched by DELUGE with 30mm falling in one hour – Daily Star
RAIN: New Met police officers bravely continue their Passing Out parade despite the weather
Tourists and Londoners alike received a soaking in the capital, with many appearing unprepared for the sudden shower.
Dramatic photos show a man improvisingly using a newspaper as shelter, while others are forced to share umbrellas.
Meanwhile, with rain interrupting play in the England vs India Second cheeky spectators are seen running onto the ground and sliding on the slippery covers.
However, the inclement weather didn’t prevent 70 new Metropolitan police officers from bravely continuing their passing out parade despite the biblical downpour.
UK weather: TROPICAL STORM to unleash 70mph winds and heavy rain on Britain in 24 hours
France floods: Brits caught in ‘frightening’ torrents as 1,600 evacuated and one missing
Hurricane strikes Europe as 90mph winds and TORNADOES rip through North Sea today
A video posted online has shown dozens of people outside Hammersmith Underground Station queueing to cross a patch of ankle-high rain water by using a bridge made of chairs.
The makeshift crossing was created by workers at a nearby Pret A Manger, which tweeted: “We chair-ish our customers.”
The station was eventually closed due to the growing number of people refusing to leave because of the puddle, which was about 150cm across.
The sudden rain came after an abrupt end to the summer’s record-breaking heatwave in the capital – and forecasters say more downpours are expected.
Action Images via Reuters
CHEEKY: Spectators at Lords run onto the ground to slide on the slippery covers
SOGGY: Damp shoppers huddle under umbrellas as they pass a House of Fraser store
WET: Pedestrians dash through the streets of central London during a downpour
UMBRELLA: A Spectator shelters from the rain during day two of the Second Test
WATER: A woman gets caught in a heavy rain shower
WATERPROOFS: Two young girls gets caught in a heavy rain shower
CAPITAL: A man uses a newspaper to shelter from the rain
SHOWER: Tourists and shoppers get caught in a heavy rain shower in Westminster
CLEVER: A woman uses her jacket as shelter
DAMP: Heavy rainfall in north London didn’t deter a young mum
WEATHER: A woman strolls through a damp north LondonRelated articles