Despite the bad weather, up a quarter of a million of people are expected to converge on the capital tonight to welcome in 2013.
Many will head for the banks of the Thames to get the best vantage points for the traditional New Year's fireworks display.
Nick Thatcher spoke to Jim Donald from Jack Morton Worldwide in his report.
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Officers were called to Stoke Newington High Street were they found the road littered with items.
Dry and cloudy tonight. Breezy at times. Lows of 9C.
The Commons Environmental Audit Committee warned ministers not to approve the scheme unless the airport gives assurances about air quality.