Bank Holiday flooding

The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a soggy start for many today with heavy rain across the eastern side of the country. The downpours caused chaos as flooding closed many roads around Essex.

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Visitors stroll along Brighton's drenched promenade

Visitors on Brighton beach braved the cold conditions. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The south east of England has experienced heavy rainfall overnight, with up to 0.4 inches falling, but the sun is expected to poke its head through later today.

The beach was empty yesterday afternoon and evening. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a damp and soggy start, with flooding causing chaos in some places.

Visitors on the seafront in Brighton. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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