The Red Arrows had been planned to bring the Parade to a close (Picture: Getty Images)

Today’s Red Arrows display over Buckingham Palace has been cancelled due to bad weather.

The news was confirmed shortly before 4pm today.

The hugely popular aerial display wowed crowds on Thursday when Jubilee celebrations kicked off.

The Queen herself watched the action from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

But rain and poor visibility has led to today’s event – due to be the finale to today’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant – being cancelled.

The Parade tells the story of The Queen’s seven-decade reign and Britain’s transforming society.

More than 10,000 people are involved – including the military, more than 6,000 volunteers, performers, key workers, and 2,500 members of the general public.

The Red Arrows were also meant to fly over the skies of Torbay at 12.30pm today.

As it says below, unfortunately the weather has not been kind today. The whole Team is gutted but safety must come first. I wasn’t even able to get in on the support helicopter. https://t.co/eEP3pduZcK pic.twitter.com/c3UqO5mr5m

— Graeme Muscat – Red10 (@RAFRed10) June 5, 2022

But this morning, the unit tweeted: ‘Unfortunately, our display at the Riviera Airshow won’t be going ahead today due to the weather conditions in Torbay.

‘There is extremely low cloud and very poor visibility, outside of the safety limits for display flying.’

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