Hundreds of spectators gathered on Southend Pier for the official start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. On the first leg, the fleet will race from the pier to Brest in France, before heading to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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After a dry start to the day, the cloud will thicken up from the west and rain will arrive later. Feeling cool with highs of 20ºC.
It will be a dry night with clear spells. Feeling a little cooler than recent nights. Dry at first tomorrow with rain arriving later.
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