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Pour show as wet weather gives Brits a dank holiday.


BANK holiday revellers battered by torrential rain have been warned there is more to come today.

Up to 30mm - half a month of average rain - fell in some areas yesterday before moving north.

The Met Office put out a yellow "be alert" warning in London, the East, South East and the South West.

Partygoers at the Notting Hill Carnival were forced to pull on raincoats and hoist umbrellas for the giant annual street festival.

But organisers vowed the wet end to August would not put a dampener on spirits.

Nearly 90,000 music fans at Reading and 75,000 at Leeds had to make the most of the soggy pop festivals.

ESCAPE Forecaster John Griffiths said: "There is expected to be heavy rain across much of England on Monday.

"Conditions will turn drier and cooler on Tuesday."

Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North will escape the worst of the weather today, with sunshine and showers forecast.

But there could be better news on the horizon for those whose barbecues were fizzling instead of sizzling over the weekend.

The Met Office said the chances of hotter than normal weather for the next three months have almost doubled, thanks to El Nino, the warm-water current from the Pacific Ocean.

It means temperatures could hit 29C next month.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2015
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