Torrential Rain Causes Flooding Across Chiswick

Some roads closed as major thunderstorm passes over

Acton Lane underpass flooded. Picture: Kasia Green



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There were widespread flash floods in the Chiswick area this Monday afternoon (12 July) after the area was hit by torrential rain.

This time it was not just the habitual flooding at the Fisher’s Lane underpass but other roads were blocked including Acton Lane by the railway bridge underpass which was eventually closed by police.

A yellow warning of flooding had been issued by the Met Office the previous day but the scale of the downpour appears to have been unanticipated.


A major thunderstorm passed over the area with loud cracks of thunder being heard shortly after flash lightning with some residents claiming it was the heaviest fall of rain they had ever experienced in the area.

Flooding at Fisher's Lane
Flooding at Fisher's Lane

West and south west London appears to have been worst hit with train services from Richmond affected and reports of sewers backing up in Barnes.

Police close Acton Lane underpass due to flooding
Police close Acton Lane underpass due to flooding. Picture: Kasia Green

People have been evacuated from buildings in Holland Road near Shepherd’s Bush and in Ladbroke Grove.

London Fire Brigade says it has received over 150 calls about flooding in south-west London.

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July 12, 2021

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