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Festivalgoers brave the rain as Met Office issues flood warnings

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Festivalgoers brave the rain as Met Office issues flood warnings with month’s worth of rain set to fall in one day with 2.5ins due to soak south England tomorrow

  • Met Office issuing severe yellow warning for rain affecting eastern parts of England from Monday to Thursday
  • From 4am tomorrow southern and south eastern areas of England will see heavy rainfall until midnight
  • Another warning in place from 12am on Tuesday to 12pm on Thursday affecting East Midlands and north east  

Festival-goers braved the blustery conditions today as Britain braces itself for a near-total washout which could see a month’s worth of rain fall in just one day next week.

As heavy showers and flooding continue to blight hopes of an early start to summer, 80,000 determined music enthusiasts took to Heaton Park in Manchester for the second day of the annual Parklife Festival. 

The glamorous event comes as the Met Office issues four severe weather warnings for rain starting at 4am on Monday and not relenting until midday on Thursday. 

Commuters from Brighton through to Dover and up to Norwich and Lincoln should prepare for a miserable commute tomorrow, with risks of train cancellations and hazardous road conditions. 

Showers are also due to fall on London on Monday, which could result in small-scale flooding and building damage as well as travel chaos.

On Tuesday thundery showers will move northwards to cover large swathes of the East Midlands and beyond to Sheffield, Leeds, York and Newcastle, until they die off mid-Thursday.

Areas of higher grounds, including the South Downs, could get 2.5inches (60mm) of rain in just 12 hours with 40mph winds battering the east coast. 

Festival-goers brave the rain at Parklife festival in Manchester as the Met Office issues flood warnings, with rain expected hiot the country at 4am on Monday

Festival-goers brave the rain at Parklife festival in Manchester as the Met Office issues flood warnings, with rain expected hiot the country at 4am on Monday 

Music enthusiasts wear their colourful waterproof coats as they enjoy the music at the Parklife festival at Heaton Park on June 9

Music enthusiasts wear their colourful waterproof coats as they enjoy the music at the Parklife festival at Heaton Park on June 9

Festival-goers are left wet as they brave the rain in Manchester. Earlier today the Met Office said showers are also due to fall on London on Monday

Festival-goers are left wet as they brave the rain in Manchester. Earlier today the Met Office said showers are also due to fall on London on Monday

A reveller arrives to a wet and muddy Heaton Park in Manchester to enjoy the second day of Parklife Festival

Love Island's Tyne-Lexy Clarson attends the second day of the Parklife Festival at Heaton Park in Manchester

Music revellers, including Love Island’s Tyne-Lexy Clarson, arrive to a wet and muddy Heaton Park in Manchester to enjoy the second day of Parklife Festival

The Met Office has issued four severe weather warnings for rain starting at 4am on Monday until midday on Thursday

The Met Office has issued four severe weather warnings for rain starting at 4am on Monday until midday on Thursday

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told MailOnline: ‘From tonight we see an area of heavy rain pushing in from the south east and originally from continental Europe. It will gradually move north and westward over the next few days.

‘There will be a switch in temperatures with highs of around 68F (20C) in the south east of England today moving to the north west of Scotland tomorrow.

‘Coastal gales of up to 40mph will make it feel cooler, with colder-than-average temperatures for this time of year.

‘The best of the sunshine will be in Northern Ireland and Scotland, which means a rather disappointing set up for this time in June for the rest of the country.’  

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Festival-goers wear their waterproof as they wade through the mud at Heaton Park in  Manchester. The event comes as the Met Office issues four severe weather warnings for rain

Festival-goers wear their waterproof as they wade through the mud at Heaton Park in  Manchester. The event comes as the Met Office issues four severe weather warnings for rain

Festival-goers wait by the stage as the second day of the Parklife Festival commences in Manchester, The sightings comes as Britain continues to be buffeted by turbulent weather from the storm

Festival-goers wait by the stage as the second day of the Parklife Festival commences in Manchester, The sightings comes as Britain continues to be buffeted by turbulent weather from the storm

Festival revellers enjoy day two of the festival as the country prepares itself for a near-total washout next week

Festival revellers enjoy day two of the festival as the country prepares itself for a near-total washout next week 

Love Island's Tyne-Lexy Clarson attends the second day at theParklife Festival at Heaton Park in Manchester

Love Island’s Tyne-Lexy Clarson attends the second day at theParklife Festival at Heaton Park in Manchester

A festival-goer wears fancy dress as they take to the Manchester park

A reveller wears a security fancy dress as they attend the annual music festival

Music revellers dress to in an array of costumes as they take to Heaten Park in Manchester for the second day of the Parklife Festival in Manchester 

Festival-goers dressed in colourful attire wear their wellies as they wade through the mud at the Manchester music festival today

Festival-goers dressed in colourful attire wear their wellies as they wade through the mud at the Manchester music festival today

Two women were snapped crossing the road sheltering under a purple umbrella, decorated with hearts, as they made their way out at Parklife in Manchester yetserday

Another woman attempted to keep out the cold and heavy rain by donning a plastic waterproof

Two women were seen running across the road shielding themselves from the rain yesterday, while another woman decided to wear a plastic overcoat in an attempt to stay out of the damp 

After wet and windy weather saw festival-goers at Parklife in Manchester desperately clinging onto their raincoats yesterday, today is proving to be more mild with highs of 68F (20C) in London and the south east. 

Temperatures will drop as the sun goes down this evening, with blustery showers starting to creep in to eastern areas at midnight.

Even areas not covered by the weather warnings will still experience showers, but it will be Northern Ireland the north west of Scotland that get the sunniest spells next week.  

Forecasters are warning drivers of spray flooding and closures on the roads next week, with a small chance of more remote, rural communities being totally cut off by floods. 

They say there is also a small chance that homes and businesses in eastern areas could suffer flooding and residents should have contingency plans in place.   

After wet and windy weather saw festival-goers at Parklife in Manchester desperately clinging onto their raincoats yesterday, today is proving to be more mild with highs of 68F (20C) in London and the south east

After wet and windy weather saw festival-goers at Parklife in Manchester desperately clinging onto their raincoats yesterday, today is proving to be more mild with highs of 68F (20C) in London and the south east 

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