The Environment Agency this lunchtime (May 28) has said flood alerts for three News Shopper boroughs are no longer in force.

Earlier today the agency warned all three could be hit by flooding following heavy rain but just before 12pm updated its status.

Bromley, Lewisham, and Greenwich, which lie within the Ravensbourne catchment area, had been issued with flood alerts by the agency and people were being told to “be prepared”.

The warnings meant flooding was a possibility as heavy rain has seen water levels rise – with more expected to fall in the coming days, according to The Met Office.

The EA told a national newspaper: "River levels are rising in response to rainfall this morning (May 28).

"Flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible at the top of the catchment but levels should recede by late afternoon.”

The EA then added however that properties are not thought to be currently at risk.

South London was among a number of other parts of the country in danger, with groundwater flooding close to rivers the biggest fear.