In Pictures: Fresh weather warnings as heavy rain causes travel disruption

Torrential downpours saw parts of London endure more than half-a-month’s rainfall in one night, leading to rush-hour travel disruption in parts of the South East of England.

Some train and underground services were hit by cancellations and delays due to the heavy rainfall overnight into Thursday.

And more disruption is expected, with new weather warnings issued for heavy showers and thunderstorms on Thursday evening.

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Commuters hold umbrellas on a rainy morning in Westminster, central London (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Parts of the capital endured more than half-a-month’s rainfall in one night (Aaron Chown/PA)
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The top rainfall total recorded in the 12 hours from 9pm on Wednesday until 8am on Thursday was at Kew Gardens in west London, the Met Office said (Aaron Chown/PA)
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The weather service said the average rainfall for the entire month of November in Greater London is 69.3mm (James Manning/PA)

A yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued from 8pm on Thursday until 6am on Friday for the south coast of England, with the Met Office saying flooding is likely as well as damage to some buildings and structures from lightning strikes, more transport delays, and possible short-term loss of power.

A similar warning has been issued for south Wales and the South West of England from 3pm on Thursday until midnight.

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Commuters faced issues with rush-hour transport due to the wet weather, including here in Park Place Villas near Maida Vale in London (Laura Parnaby/PA)
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Drivers struggled through flooded roads in Barnham, West Sussex, following the heavy rainfall (Joe Sene/PA)
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Even the wildlife could not escape the wet (James Manning/PA)
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The Met Office warned that spray and flooding on roads could lengthen journey times (Ben Birchall/PA)