BBC Weather: Europe warned tornadoes to hit continent as torrential rain sparks flooding

BBC Weather: Europe warned of 'tornadoes' across continent

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BBC Weather’s Ben Rich said central and western Europe will be burdened by a slow-moving area of low pressure which could spark tornadoes. While other areas of the continent will see a temperature spike including the UK. Mr Rich said: “An area of low pressure has become very, very slow-moving some western and central parts of Europe.

“It’s going to continue to bring some torrential bursts of rain across the eastern side of France, parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and the western side of Germany as well.

“Some areas are likely to see flash flooding, gusty winds and potentially even the odd tornado.

“This very wet weather will continue to circulate around across this central portion of the continent as we move through Wednesday night and on into Thursday.

“On the eastern side of this weather system we’ve got some warm air in place.

“Temperatures up there in Bucharest up to 35C, 37C in Athens.

“Turning increasingly sunny across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

“Still quite hot across Scandinavia as well, 31C in Stockholm.”

It comes a flash floods have caused travel chaos in the capital as a number of London train and tube stations were forced to close.

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Euston Station lines had to be shut down after the intense downpours on Monday evening, with people unable to travel in or out of the city via the major transport hub.

Underground stations, including Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations in north London and Wimbledon in the south, have also drawn their barriers due to the heavy rainfall.

One video posted on Twitter shows water pouring in down the stairs at Sloane Square tube station.

Cars were also filmed struggling to make their way through streets that appear to have turned into rivers after several inches of rainwater.

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A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The line between Watford Junction and Euston has been closed and engineers are on site inspecting the track as the water recedes. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will have trains on the move again.

“We would advise anyone travelling this evening to check with their train operator or the National Rail Enquiries website for the latest information.”

The flooding problems appear to be concentrated in south west and north west London, including boroughs such as Richmond and Kingston.

Residents in a number of areas such as South Hampstead, West Hampstead, Raynes Park, Friern Barnet, Isleworth and Wimbledon have taken to social media to post videos of the scenes and expressing shock at finding whole roads in their neighbourhoods submerged underwater.

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