The Most Rev Justin Welby has arrived at Canterbury Cathedral for his enthronement.
Prime Minister David Cameron, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are among those watching as the Most Rev Welby becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.