German chancellor Angela Merkel met the Queen at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
"You've had a very busy day," the Queen said.
"Yes but it's my duty to have busy days," Mrs Merkel replied.
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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.