BBC Weather: Heavy showers to bring flooding to Europe as 150mms of rain expected to fall

BBC Weather: Europe forecast heavy rain and flooding

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Chris Fakes forecast an area of low pressure in Europe that is causing big storms in the continent. The BBC meteorologist stated that France, northern Italy, Switzerland, and parts of Germany could face flooding as a result of the heavy downpours.

Mr Fawkes said: “On Tuesday we have got some very heavy thundery showers on the way to parts of eastern France, northern Italy, Switzerland, and into parts of Germany as well.

“The area of low pressure responsible for these big storms is bringing some hail with it.

“Also around 50 to 75mms of rain.

“There is a risk of localised flooding from these particularly downpours.

“Over the next few days, we are going to see a slow-moving weather front form, over the next few days we could see as much as 150mms of rainfall.

“All the while, southeast Europe is hot and sunny.”

England has already faced flooding across the country with London noticeably affected.

On Monday the London Fire Brigade admitted it had been inundated with calls as a result of the flooding.

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London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Our 999 Control Officers have taken over 150 calls to flooding incidents across #SWLondon. Please only call 999 in an emergency.

“During a flood, don’t go out unless you have to. Avoid walking through floodwater & take extra care on the road.”

On Monday, BBC Weather meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker posted a video on Twitter of heavy rain hammering South West London.

He wrote: “Who’s in west London under this ‘MASSIVE’ downpour.

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“The thunderstorm has become almost stationary for nearly an hour. Really bad over Wembley, Ealing, Chiswick, Wimbledon…and other areas.

“Flash flooding happening no doubt…take care!” 

London Euston train station was badly affected by the floods.

Trains were diverted away from the station and routed back into London via different routes.

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