Flood warning for Lewisham

Travis Bickle: Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.
- Taxi Driver

Thanks to Hannah and to Londonist for alerting us to warnings that the Ravensbourne may burst its banks due to heavy rain today. The Environment Agency says:

The river and flooding forecast is: Showers are expected to develop this morning and these may be locally heavy and thundery for a time, before dying out this afternoon. Rainfall totals of perhaps 20 -30mm are possible in a short space of time in some locations. If these rainfall totals are realised, river levels could rise rapidly in response to these thundery showers and overtop banks in places. The weather prospects are: The forecast suggests that some more widespread, but lighter, rain is then expected later this afternoon and early in the evening. This rainfall should then clear away eastwards before midnight.