Diamond Jubilee: Weather may improve for Thames River Pageant

11:54 03 June 2012

Jubilee revellers attending the river pageant in London today have been offered a glimmer of hope that conditions may brighten during this afternoon’s event.

Royal supporters in London were facing damp weather and low temperatures today - day two of the four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

But the latest forecast was that royal-watchers might get some respite from the damp conditions this afternoon when the river pageant takes place.

Matt Dobson, a forecaster at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: “London will see a lot of cloud today and rain showers throughout the day, although there should be a few bright spells.

“During the Thames Pageant there could be heavy showers over London with some dry interludes.

“Temperatures may get up to maximums of 15C but that is still quite cool for this time of year.

“People should definitely take a brolly and a mac if they are going to be out and about celebrating the Jubilee.”

This morning, though, royal revellers in the capital were huddling under umbrellas rather than basking in sunshine.

They were gathering to watch 1,000 boats sail down the river.

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