People are sharing pictures of flood-hit cars as a month's rain falls in a matter of hours

People woke to scenes of torrential rain and flooding in parts of London and the South East in the early hours of EU referendum day.

Red "immediate action" flood warnings were issued for parts of south-east London and Essex as parts of the capital were expected to see a month's rain fall in a matter of hours.

Local residents took to Twitter to share photos of cars almost tyre-deep in water to show just how much rain has fallen in a short space of time.

Meanwhile, local authorities are urging drivers to stay safe and refrain from driving on flooded streets.

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