Rebecca Adlington is hoping to raise £50,000 for charity as she embarks on a 280 mile bike ride across Zambia.
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Brighter skies will develop through thisafternoon, though perhaps with the odd shower at times.
It will be a largely cloudy start with a band of rain sinking south across the area from midday.
An MP has provoked anger over comments she made on her Facebook page about junior doctors 'holding the NHS to ransom'.