In Pictures: Nice while it lasted - heatwave gives way to torrential rain

The heatwave basking Britain in record temperatures came to an abrupt end on Friday, with the sunshine giving way to torrential downpours.

Passing-out parade
The rain failed to dampen the spirits of these new Met Police recruits when the weather turned during their passing-out parade in north London (John Stillwell/PA)
England v India - Specsavers Second Test - Day Two - Lord's
Rain also took the shine off day two of the Specsavers Second Test match at Lord's (Adam Davy/PA)
England v India
Umbrellas galore at Lord's (Adam Davy/PA)
Summer weather
Caught in the rain on London's Victoria Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Summer weather
These girls didn't seem to mind (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Summer weather
Tourists and shoppers seemed less impressed in Westminster (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Wet weather
No umbrella handy? Then improvise... (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Summer weather
These visitors will stay nice and dry (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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You can stand under my umbrella - potential Rihanna fans in the background (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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