Two flood alerts have been issued in south London, along the Thames area from Putney to Hampton Court, following heavy rain.

The Environment Agency has issued two flood alerts between Putney and Hampton.

This follows on from heavy rainfall in London on Thursday and Friday, with yellow weather warnings issued by Met Office for 26 hours.

Further rain has been forecast in London today (February 11), as another yellow weather warning is in place for parts of south east England, although London is currently not affected.

Where are the flood alerts?

Two alerts have been issued affecting Thames riverside areas from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir, and the River Thames from Hampton and Thames Ditton to Teddington.

River levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides and high river levels up stream for the area between Teddington and Hampton.

River levels are forecast to rise on the Thames at Kingston due to high tides and as a result of high river levels upstream.

The agency has warned that flooding of low-lying roads and footpaths is expected, which may exist for one to two hours either side of high tide, although flooding of properties is not expected.

Currently there is a possibility of potential flooding for the following areas:

  • Putney Embankment (SW15)
  • Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green (W4)
  • Thames Bank at Mortlake (SW14)
  • Ranelagh Drive (TW1)
  • Friars Lane and Water Lane (TW9)
  • Riverside and The Embankment at Twickenham
  • Towpath below Teddington Lock

What to do?

Residents in affected areas are being advised to monitor local water levels and weather conditions whilst flood alerts are in place, and to act on their flood plans.

People are also advised to avoid using low lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding.