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    Flooding Rain Hits Leeds Festival in Northern England

    August 26, 2013; 4:44 PM ET
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    The Leeds music festival in northern England experienced torrential rainfall that resulted in flooding.

    The heavy rain hit just as the headline act was about to begin Friday night. This rain turned much of the outdoor music festival into a mud pit.

    Rainfall at Leeds Bradford International Airport totaled 1.17 inches (29.7 mm) Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

    The aftermath of the heavy rain. Photo credit to Tom Keast.

    As the storm pushed into central Europe, the weather dried out for Saturday afternoon and evening's events. Sunday was dry as well.

    Better yet, for the cleanup after the event, there should be dry weather.

    At the same time, the Reading music festival near London experienced some rain Friday through Sunday, but it was not nearly as heavy nor disrupting. Much like the weather farther to the north, it will be dry for the cleanup after the festival.

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