In Pictures: Umbrellas aloft for summer showers
Rain lashed several parts of the UK, with a thunder yellow warning due to hit East Anglia and the Midlands.
Umbrellas were a necessary accessory as rain lashed several parts of the UK on Wednesday.
Storms were forecast to get heavier later in the day, with the Met Office warning of torrential downpours and a yellow warning for thunderstorms across East Anglia and the Midlands into the evening.
In Cambridge, the bad weather didn’t keep tourists away from the punts on the River Cam.
The first day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was washed out before a ball had been bowled.
In Windsor, queues for the castle were forced under cover.
And in Staffordshire, the rain fell on guests at the National Memorial Arboretum as the Royal British Legion marked the 50th anniversary of the UK Armed Forces’ deployment in Northern Ireland.