The Met Office has issued a chain of weather warnings this week for the south and northeast coast destined for heavy, prolonged rainfall. From Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 13, weather warnings are in place from London and the southeast along the coast to Newcastle. The Met Office says travel disruption and possible damage to buildings could result from the incoming deluge while the Environment Agency advised flooding could start this morning.  There is currently one flood alert in place for the UK today in southeast London. According to the Environment Agency, “persistent, heavy rainfall” will cause river levels to rise on Thames tributaries. Smaller rivers are expected to swell along the Ravensbourne area in Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon. An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.” READ MORE: Heavy rain and thunderstorms STRIKE UK  “Consequently, flooding could occur between 7am and 6pm on June 10, 2019, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. “We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land, gardens and roads that are close to the river. “Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. “We expect river levels to begin rising at 6am on June 10, 2019.” READ MORE: 50mm of rain to batter UK   “We are closely monitoring the situation. “Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the River Ravensbourne. “We are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required.” The Environment Agency advised: “Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded”. READ MORE: SEVERE downpour to ravage nation  With the harsh incoming rainfall, there is an increased chance of surface water flooding. Surface water flooding is worse for homes surrounded by paving stones which keep the water on top. Mary Dhonau OBE, CEO of Know Your Flood Risk told the Met Office these flood waters are often not too deep but happen very quickly. This makes them difficult to prepare for, and she advised people to change the paving around their homes to prevent water from sitting on the surface.

 The Met Office has issued a chain of weather warnings this week for the south and northeast coast destined for heavy, prolonged rainfall From Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 13, weather warnings are in place from London and the southeast along the coast to Newcastle The Met Office says travel disruption and possible damage to buildings could result from the incoming deluge while the Environment Agency advised flooding could start this morning   There is currently one flood alert in place for the UK today in southeast London  According to the Environment Agency, “persistent, heavy rainfall” will cause river levels to rise on Thames tributaries  Smaller rivers are expected to swell along the Ravensbourne area in Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon  An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall ” READ MORE: Heavy rain and thunderstorms STRIKE UK  “Consequently, flooding could occur between 7am and 6pm on June 10, 2019, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms  “We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land, gardens and roads that are close to the river  “Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. “We expect river levels to begin rising at 6am on June 10, 2019 ” READ MORE: 50mm of rain to batter UK   “We are closely monitoring the situation  “Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the River Ravensbourne  “We are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required ” The Environment Agency advised: “Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded”  READ MORE: SEVERE downpour to ravage nation  With the harsh incoming rainfall, there is an increased chance of surface water flooding  Surface water flooding is worse for homes surrounded by paving stones which keep the water on top  Mary Dhonau OBE, CEO of Know Your Flood Risk told the Met Office these flood waters are often not too deep but happen very quickly  This makes them difficult to prepare for, and she advised people to change the paving around their homes to prevent water from sitting on the surface

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