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The Independent

Showers forecast for mourners ready to see Queen’s coffin in London

Mourners ready to see the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall face the prospect of showers on Friday in a queue practically 5 miles lengthy.

The Met Office mentioned the early hours of Friday morning might be “principally dry with clear spells with the odd remoted bathe remaining doable close to the east coast”.

Gentle winds are additionally anticipated, and it might really feel chilly beneath extended clear durations and delicate the place cloud persists with minimal temperatures of 7C.

Members of the general public stand within the queue on the South Financial institution in London reverse the Palace of Westminster (Victoria Jones/PA)

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The queue, which began forming on Monday, is now 4.9 miles lengthy and the estimated wait time is eight-and-a-half hours, with the again of the road reaching Southwark Park.

The Authorities has warned folks to decorate for all climate, and for them to come back geared up with foods and drinks to devour whereas they wait.

In the meantime, the King will make his first go to to Wales as monarch on Friday, and might be greeted with shiny skies, with a lot of the UK anticipating sunny spells on Friday.

Highs might be round 18C and a report on the Met Workplace web site mentioned there can be “loads of shiny sunshine” but it surely might “really feel fairly cool in brisk northerly winds”.

However the Met Workplace has forecast a risk of a “few morning showers”, a few of which might flip heavy within the north and east.

The Setting Company has put three flood alerts in place, together with one alongside the River Waveney close to Ellingham, Norfolk, and two within the North East together with one alongside the North Sea coast close to Whitby and one other alongside the Tyne and Put on coast.

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