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In Pictures: Nice while it lasted – heatwave gives way to torrential rain

New Met Police officers brave pouring rain at a passing out parade at the Met Police Centre in north London (John Stillwell/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

The heatwave basking Britain in record temperatures came to an abrupt end on Friday, with the sunshine giving way to torrential downpours.

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The rain failed to dampen the spirits of these new Met Police recruits when the weather turned during their passing-out parade in north London Credit: John Stillwell/PA
Rain also took the shine off day two of the Specsavers Second Test match at Lord’s Credit: Adam Davy/PA
Umbrellas galore at Lord’s Credit: Adam Davy/PA
Caught in the rain on London’s Victoria Street Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
These girls didn’t seem to mind Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Tourists and shoppers seemed less impressed in Westminster Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
No umbrella handy? Then improvise… Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
These visitors will stay nice and dry Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
You can stand under my umbrella – potential Rihanna fans in the background Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA