PHOTOGRAPHERS across the capital have been snapping alarming pictures of an unusually high tide on the Thames today.

A picture by Woolwich Ferries on their Twitter account appears to show the old Woolwich pier engulfed by water.

News Shopper: Putney Thames (pic by @1966MJG)

Elsewhere, in Putney, roads have been flooded by the rising waters.

News Shopper: Allin Alldridge found his path blocked by rising waters

The tide has been high for several days. On Monday, Arin Alldridge tweeted: "Today, my walk along the Greenwich Thames pathway, to the gym, was a little more challenging than usual."

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "Currently the river levels are high along the Thames in response to high spring tides and tidal surge activity.

"The spring tides have now peaked today but we can expect water levels to remain high over the next day or so with Flood Alerts in place.

"Currently we are not expecting any property flooding as a result but we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

"People can keep updated on the situation via the flood warning page on our website or by contacting Floodline on 0845 988 1188."