Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

One Month's Rain in Two Days & and More to Come; 1.hands to the Pump: A Flooded Home in Tilbury 2.high Seas: Walkers in Southwold, Suffolk 3.brolly Battle: Braving the High Winds and Rain on the Millennium Bridge at the Weekend 4.running Water: The Butpa London 10,000 Race 5.deserted: Deckchairs in St James's Park

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

One Month's Rain in Two Days & and More to Come; 1.hands to the Pump: A Flooded Home in Tilbury 2.high Seas: Walkers in Southwold, Suffolk 3.brolly Battle: Braving the High Winds and Rain on the Millennium Bridge at the Weekend 4.running Water: The Butpa London 10,000 Race 5.deserted: Deckchairs in St James's Park

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Byline: JENNY ENGSTROM

LONDON is set for more heavy rain this week following a sodden bankholiday during which more than a month's worth of rain fell in two days.

Meteorologists recorded more than 56mm of rainfall over the course of Sundayand Monday 7mm more than the average for the whole of May.

The capital is due for a reprieve today but forecasters have warned of moreheavy downpours tonight and tomorrow morning, with yet more rain into theweekend.

Met Office forecaster Chris Almond said: "Thursday will be the best day ofweather this week with sunny spells but there is another band of rain headedfor London on Friday. Unfortunately, Saturday is not looking too good eitherit will be showery.

Sunday also looks unsettled.

"The temperature by the weekend should be in the early twenties though, so atleast it won't feel too cold." Despite being battered by wind and rain,thousands turned out to celebrate Africa Day in Trafalgar Square yesterday. …

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