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UK Weather – Floods and thunderstorms batter Britain after three-day 29C heatwave

THE UK has been battered with floods and thunderstorms today leaving Brits soaked.

The dire weather comes after a glorious three-day 29C heatwave with temperatures yesterday soaring to 28.3C on the hottest day of the year.

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Three pals brave torrential rain at Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse, Surrey[/caption]

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Roads are flooded in Crockenhill, Kent today[/caption]

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Two soaked pedestrians in Wimbledon[/caption]

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Dressed up racing-goers trying to shelter from the rain[/caption]

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Attendees at Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse[/caption]

Torrential rain has flooded roads in parts of the east and south-east of England.

Temperatures are significantly lower today after three days where the record for the hottest temperature of 2021 in the UK was broken.

The post-bank holiday heatwave saw Brits flock to beaches, parks and pub gardens around the country.

After a balmy week, parts of the south West saw temperatures as low as 9C.

Crowds braved heavy rain to attend Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse and day three at Lords for the cricket.

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The roads have flooded in Kent[/caption]

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Race-goers arriving at Epsom Racecourse[/caption]

Race-goers and cricket fans were pictured clutching onto umbrellas as they made their way inside.

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Staff arriving for Ladies Day[/caption]

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A man is trying to shelter from the rain using a bag[/caption]

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Two women taking a walk through Victoria Park[/caption]

Thankfully the wet weather won’t last for long as the weekend is set to be warm with temperatures on Sunday reaching 25C.

It’s expected to get even hotter over the next weeks with the mercury soaring to 30C.

Sunday will also be dry with some fog patches in places.

The Met Office predicts that on Saturday the weather will be “fine and dry for most with sunny spells” over central England while it will be cloudier with rain or showers over Northern Ireland, west and north Scotland.

Next week will be mixed, with dry weather and a few well-scattered showers in some parts of the country.

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Soaked pedestrians walk on Oxford Street[/caption]

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Punters used different ways sheltering from rain[/caption]

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Some were disappointed with the rainy weather and grey sky[/caption]

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Race-goers did not let the gloomy weather put them down[/caption]

The sunshine follows a month of downpours as the UK has had the wettest May on record.

The country had its fourth-highest amount of rainfall on record for the month, with an average of 120mm falling.

Wales had its wettest May since records began in 1862, with 245mm of rainfall, topping the previous record of 184mm in 1967, according to the Met Office.

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