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A rain-lashed August Bank Holiday Monday in Cardiff, south Wales

It traditionally rains for a large chunk of the summer in Cardiff (at least that’s how it’s always seemed to me!), but the downpour over the August Bank Holiday seemed a particularly Biblical affair.

The fine streets of the Welsh capital were drenched all day long, with very few shoppers braving the rain-lashed streets.

By the Old Library.

You can just make out the weather forecast on the big video screen by the St David’s Centre.

It says: ‘Heavy Rain Shower.’

Fighting the gusts by the City Hall.

Man with umbrella in Queen Street.

St Mary Street in the rain.

By Cardiff Castle.

A discarded umbrella that failed to last the storm.

A near-deserted Queen Street.

A rain-soaked ‘Miner’ sculpture by Welsh artist Robert Thomas on Queen Street.

Heading home to Queen Street station.

More photos of Cardiff and south Wales here.