20 December 2019 10:45

Flooding is causing disruption to travel across the south east of England after heavy rain overnight.


M23 closed and trains delayed as flooding hits

A spokesman for Sussex Police said on social media: "Heavy rain and flooding is causing big problems on county roads, and Inspector James Scott is urging motorists not to travel at present if at all possible. November's dismal weather will finally change, with drier and colder conditions coming for the start of December, forecasters have said PA 23/50 27 November 2019 The moment a swan flew over a flock of 60,000 starlings as dusk fell on Whixall Moss Nature Reserve in Shropshire Andrew Fusek Peters / SWNS 24/50 26 November 2019 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plays with local children during a visit to the Jelly Tots & Cookies Play Cafe in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire PA 25/50 25 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with sheep as he visits the Royal Welsh Showground, in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, whilst on the General Election campaign trail PA 26/50 24 November 2019 Cush Jumbo attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London Coliseum Getty Images 27/50 23 November 2019 Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets a supporter on a train on his return from a visit to Sheffield PA 28/50 22 November 2019 Gallery assistants adjust 'The Ancient Town of Uglich' by Konstantin Yuon, 1913, estimated at £600,000 to £800,000, during a press preview of the sale of works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art at Sotheby's in London PA 29/50 21 November 2019 A mother seal appears to hug her pup as grey seals return to Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire, where they come every year in late autumn and winter to give birth PA 30/50 20 November 2019 After Mauricio Pochettino's sacking the eveninfg before newly appointed Tottenham head coach, Jose Mourinho, takes his first training session in charge Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty 31/50 19 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy at Wythenshawe, while on the campaign trail ahead of the General Election PA 32/50 18 November 2019 Mist over Buttermere lake in the Lake District PA 33/50 17 November 2019 Stefanos Tsitsipas lifts the winners trophy after beating Dominic Thiem at the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London EPA 34/50 16 November 2019 Duke of York, speaking for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis BBC/PA 35/50 15 November 2019 Brazilian indigenous leader, Kreta Kaingang from the Kaingang People, holds a petition letter with over 200,000 signatures asking the UK government to suspend trade talks with Brazil until the Amazon and its people are protected, as he poses outside 10 Downing Street AFP via Getty 36/50 14 November 2019 Spanning all four spaces and the corridor of the White Cube Bermondsey gallery Anselm Kiefer's new exhibition encompasses large-scale painting and installation Rex Features 37/50 13 November 2019 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wears a pair of mittens that say 'Pick Pam', referring to Labour MP Pam Duncan-Glancy (not pictured) as he visits the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre in Glasgow Getty 38/50 12 November 2019 Head glass conservator Sam Kelly inspects the Angeli Laudantes and Angeli Ministrantes stained glass windows at Salisbury Cathedral as restoration work to clean, conserve and restore the windows, installed in 1879, gets underway PA 39/50 11 November 2019 Flooding in the village of Fishlake near Doncaster after a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours PA 40/50 10 November 2019 World War II Supermarine Spitfire fighter performs a flyover over White Cliffs of Dover during Remembrance Sunday celebrations Reuters 41/50 9 November 2019 Snow falling in Glyn Ceiriog near Llangollen in Denbighshire Steffan Williams/PA 42/50 8 November 2019 Scottish National Party candidates, including SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford (centre left) and Nicola Sturgeon (centre), with a Brexit message at the party's General Election campaign launch in Edinburgh PA 43/50 7 November 2019 Delivery lorry stuck in flood water at Coston Ford, Leicestershire after heavy rainfall in the area PA 44/50 6 November 2019 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement to announce the general election at Downing Street in London, Britain Reuters 45/50 5 November 2019 Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson speaking at the launch of their general election campaign at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London PA 46/50 4 November 2019 Pelicans in St James's Park in central London AFP/Getty 47/50 3 November 2019 Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London Reuters 48/50 2 November 2019 Campaigners listen as SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon addresses a rally calling for Scottish independence in Glasgow AFP via Getty 49/50 1 November 2019 Police and recovery workers remove a damaged bus from the scene of a crash in Sevenoaks Road, south-east London. Flooding is causing disruption to travel across the south east of England after heavy rain overnight.