Moment Red Arrows fly over Buckingham Palace after being forced to scale back coronation display due to weather | The Sun

THIS is the moment the Red Arrows flew over Buckingham Palace – after a planned 60-plane flypast was scaled back because of bad weather.

The Red Arrows soared above the Palace in a spectacular arrowhead formation, leaving a trail of red, white and blue.

The military flypast over Buckingham Palace to mark the coronation of the King and Queen was scaled down because of the weather.

More than 60 planes from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, including the Red Arrows, were due to fly over the Mall and Buckingham Palace at around 2.15pm following the ceremony.

But the event only involved helicopters and the Red Arrows aerobatic display team in the end.

Beaming King Charles waved at cheering crowds as he appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after being crowned today.

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The monarch was flanked by his family including Queen Camilla to celebrate a historic coronation ceremony.

Charles, 74, was cheered by thousands of royal fans to ring in his new reign as King.

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The well-wishers refused to let the rain dampen their spirits as they were led along the Mall waving flags.

The display over The Mall and Buckingham Palace was originally meant to last for six minutes, but the scaled-down version lasted for less than half of that time.

The MoD said it would last for two minutes and 30 seconds.

But the Met Office has warned of wet conditions in the capital today .

The official forecast states that there is an 80% chance of rain at the same time the flypast occurs.

Rainy weather could hamper the ability of pilots to fly safely, say the Ministry of Defence.

And the Red Arrows told ITV news that they will be "waiting until the last minute" to decide if it's safe to take to the skies.

The King and Queen Consort are due to appear on the Palace balcony with other members of the royal family to watch the six-minute flypast.

The Met Office expects Saturday to be a “cloudy, wet day” across large parts of the UK, with rain falling on London “by around lunchtime”.

In northern areas of the country there will be "sunshine and showers" before rain gets heavier overnight.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “An area of rain is expected to move into southwest England early on Saturday, moving northeast through the day with some heavy bursts at times.

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"This is likely to bring some rain to London from mid-morning. Further north in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland it will be a day of sunshine and showers before the more persistent rain moves northwards overnight.

"Under the cloud and rain, temperatures will be subdued with 16 °C in London, whilst 20 °C is likely in sunnier northwest Scotland.”

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