The Olympic torch has arrived at Southend on Day 49 of its tour around the UK.
A 2,000-strong choir was on hand as it arrived on the seafront in the Essex town.
The Olympic flame is continuing its journey through Essex, despite the rain.
Helen Jewell was the day's 26th torchbearer, as she headed through Hatfield Peverel towards Maldon.
The umbrellas have been out in force as the Olympic torch headed off on Day 49 of its tour around the UK.
It set off from Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk and will end the day in Chelmsford in Essex.
Crowds of people have braved the wet weather to catch the Olympic torch as it continues its tour of the UK.
Abigail Whitefield carried the flame in the pouring rain on Day 49 of the relay, as it made its way through Colchester.
The Olympic Torch will take in the London 2012 mountain bike track and the world's longest pier as it continues its journey around the UK.
The flame will be greeted by a 2,000-strong choir when it arrives at Southend-on-Sea.
The relay will end the day in Chelmsford, one of Britain's newest cities.
The Olympic Flame has arrived safely in Leicester despite an earlier scare, when two boys managed to get their hands on it in Coventry.
Police are warning people against entering the "security bubble" around the torch, for their safety and also for that of the torchbearers.
Crowds of people have turned out to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Torch on day 45 of its journey around the UK.
Former England Rugby Head Coach Martin Johnson was among those watching as the flame passed between Foxton and Leicester.
The Olympic Torch has taken to the water on the 45th day of its relay around the UK.
Torchbearer Robert Gomez passed the flame to colleague David Wilson at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire.
A woman who has been blind from birth has helped carry the Olympic torch as it makes away across North Wales.
Nicola Cockburn, who is 34, took the flame on the leg between Colwyn Bay and Kinmel Bay.
Animals at Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool have been preparing themselves for the arrival of the Olympic flame later this week.
Biffo the Sealion has been practising with a model of the torch to ensure there are no slip-ups when it arrives at the attraction on Friday.