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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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Sunshine to follow heavy rain this Bank Holiday

Heavy downpours might have blighted the start of the Bank Holiday weekend for some, but tomorrow the whole country will once again be bathed in sunshine.

A woman walks through the rain in Notting Hill, London. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Highs of up to 27C (80.6F) will warm up the UK tomorrow, after a wet start to the weekend which has seen flash flooding hit the east, particularly in the south.

Suffolk, Kent, Essex and London have seen up to 0.4ins more rain fall overnight but further up the east coast the rain has begun to ease.

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