This morning (Monday 28 July) has seen some intense downpours across parts of southeast England.
The showers were very heavy in places with thunderstorms, hail, and torrential rain reported, giving high rainfall totals and localised flooding in some areas.
The high rainfall totals were caused by an area of low pressure and a plume of warm air that moved in from the near continent accompanied by light winds, meaning that the showers were slow moving.
Several spots have seen more than half of their average monthly rainfall for the whole of July in just one hour.
Below you can see some of the highest recorded hourly rainfall totals from Environment Agency rain gauges through the morning of Monday 28thÂ July 2014:
|Great Dunmow||Essex||43 mm (4am to 5am)|
|Isfield||Sussex||37 mm (8.30am to 9:30am)|
|Ardingly||Sussex||35 mm (8.30am to 9:30am)|
|Santon Downham||Suffolk||33mm (3am to 4am)|
|Weirwood||Sussex||28 mm (9am to 10am)|
|Northolt||London||20mm (7am to 8am)|
In addition, the far south east of England could see further persistent and perhaps locally heavy rain later today and overnight, with parts of Kent and Sussex most at risk. Conditions across all areas should then improve through tomorrow.
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