Heavy rains hit several districts of London today, 12 July, causing flash floods. Forecasters said 60mm of rain fell in just a few hours in the southwest of England on Monday evening. As a result of the downpour, West and South London were flooded. The London fire brigade said it had received over 150 calls from Londoners reporting flooding. Emergency services arrived at Raines Park when several vehicles got stuck under the rising water. Commuter passengers were also caught off guard at Highgate in north London. Even the green Sloane Square subway station was flooded and trains in other parts of the city were canceled. The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning that will last until midnight Monday. “During a flood, don’t go outside unnecessarily. Avoid walking on flood waters and be especially careful on the roads, ” the message says. Meanwhile, lighter precipitation is predicted in northern England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.