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Good news Carnival-goers: it's going to be sunny this weekend

By Hayley Spencer
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Carnival officially turns 50 this year and in honour of the milestone, the sun has decided to show its face, with predictions of glorious weather set to last from mid-week until the close of the bank holiday. Hallelujah! 

Blustering winds and heavy rainfall might not be enough to put a damper on the festivities, but Notting Hill sure does look shinier and happier when the sun is out. Here's the evidence.

Just look at those feathers and sequins glistening in the sun at Carnival 2015.

Carnival dancers

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That jerk looked extra tempting sizzling in the sun.

Carnival Jerk chicken

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Everyone was praising the weather Gods.

Carnival

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The crowds were out in force for the parade.

 

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And at the soundsystems, feeling the heat.

Carnival dance stage

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The good vibes were infectious.

Carnival dancing

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But remember 2012? It was probably the wettest Carnival ever.

Carnival in the rain

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The dancers wore shower curtains over their costumes.

Carnival in the rain

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It didn't stop the dancing, but things got pretty soggy.

Carnival twerking

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People even joked about turning Ladbroke Grove into a giant waterslide.

 

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 Bring on the sun!

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