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London weather: 27 hours of rain set to hit Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with Pageant facing collapse

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are set to be marred by two days of persistent rain after a sunny start to the bank holiday. The festivities are set to continue through the weekend, but it looks like some plans could be cut short by unpredictable weather in the capital, with the BBC predicting rain for 27 out of 41 hours between the early hours of Saturday and the start of Sunday night.

Friday’s forecast has highs of 21C and sunny intervals throughout the day. But things take a turn for the worse on Saturday with light rain starting at 3 a.m. and continuing until noon.

Saturday afternoon and evening will then be cloudy but dry before a little more light rain at 10 p.m. But Sunday will see an almost complete collapse with a mix of light and heavy rain from 3am until 6pm, when the BBC says it will be overcast but dry.

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After pausing for a few hours, the forecaster says it will start raining again with rain falling from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday. Saturday’s high is 18°C ​​while Sunday is expected to see a high of 17°C.

More than 60,000 people are expected to hold large Jubilee lunches during the day. Next, The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will bring iconic moments from the Queen’s reign to life with around 10,000 volunteers involved.

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