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In pictures: our hot wet London summer

Rosie Percy

Ah, the Great British summer. There's nothing quite like it to put our stiff upper lip to the test, as we order a Pimm's despite it pissing it down and try to light barbecues with blue fingers. 

Apart from a few fair days in May that saw Instagram overrun with hot-dog legs in Hyde Park, our summer has been a total washout. So much for the hottest summer in four decades, eh Express

This year could even be on track to steal the crown of coldest (read: crappest) summer from 2015, so we're not talking about average showers soaking our summer sandals.

Thunderstorms and flash floods across the city have left entire streets submerged...


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..and caused travel chaos across major transport lines. 


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Daily downpours have made London resemble a scene from 'The Day After Tomorrow'.


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As if commuting wasn't bad enough already, umbrellas are waiting at every turn always ready to stab at your internal organs on the Underground.


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But although London might be damp, we're not down and out yet. 


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Anyway, the sun will break through soon, right? RIGHT!?

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