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Heavy flooding has been reported in several parts of west London on Wednesday (May 17) morning.

Areas including Ealing, Hammersmith and and Chiswick have been affected following overnight downpours.

Police warned motorists to be careful while driving as the early morning rush hour got underway.

Ealing Police tweeted: "Please take extra care on the wet roads this morning as there is some surface flooding due to heavy rain."

Floods have been reported on the A40 Western Avenue at Mansfield Road near Park Royal as well close to the A4 Hammersmith Flyover / Chiswick.

Last year, Storm Angus left west London submerged in water.

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Thank you for joining us this morning after heavy rain across the capital led to floods in parts of west London.

Here is a reminder of what drivers battled through early on Wednesday (May 17) morning to get to work.

This photo is of the A40 Western Avenue at Mansfield Road near Park Royal.

Motorists warned to take care on the roads after overnight downpours cause flooding in parts of London
Motorists warned to take care on the roads after overnight downpours cause flooding in parts of London (Image: TfL Traffic News)

Drive safe tonight!

Is it rain or showers?

With talk of flooding we thought this might interest you - the difference between rain and showers explained by the experts

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/whats-difference-between-rain-showers-13047523

Travel advice

Before you set off tonight in wet weather as the Met Office forecasts why not take a look back to see what advice drivers have been given in severe weather conditions:

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/be-wary-feisty-storm-doris-12640848

Remember Storm Doris!

Just rewind a few months back to February when the country was battered by high winds and heavy rainfall when Storm Doris hit.

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/storm-doris-tree-falls-house-12644822

More rain to come

Met Office warn of “tricky rush hour” conditions later on tonight.

Heavy rain and thunder could impact the evening rush hour for London and the south east.

Read more on the story here: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/two-weeks-worth-rain-forecast-13043565

Flooding on Western Avenue

Flooding on the A40 Western Avenue junction with Mansfield Road has cleared!

Traffic conditions are improving.

Approach with care

The forecast was right!

The weather forecast predicted rain, rain and more rain!

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/last-rain-relief-gardeners-farmers-13041231

It's wet wet wet!

Good morning,

Heavy rain since last night has caused mayhem across the country, including many parts of west London.

While there is a good service on the undergrounds road users are being warned to take care when driving as some areas have been flooded.

Here is the situation on the A40 near Park Royal on Wednesday morning.