‘Rain on Me’ video: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande get wet and wild

Pop divas Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande get wet and wild in the music video for their collaborative single “Rain on Me.”

The three-minute video, released Friday afternoon, features the dynamic duo surrounded by backup dancers as they frolic — in custom-made bodysuits — on a waterlogged soundstage, both together and apart. It’s the latest single to drop from Gaga’s highly anticipated upcoming “Chromatica” album, which will be released next Friday, May 29.

Variety reported Thursday that Grande, 26, called the music video “so Gaga and so fun” in an Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe that was set to be released later Friday. “I was like, ‘I’ve never dressed like this in my life. I’m just having the best time,’” said Grande, who added that it “feels so fun to be part of something so upbeat and straight pop again.”

She also saluted Gaga, 34, for reclaiming her “BDE, the Big Diva Energy thing” and “healing herself” through her new music and their collaboration.

Gaga, meanwhile, said she encouraged Grande to let loose for the video shoot.

“I remember I said to her, ‘Okay, now everything that you care about while you sing, I want you to forget it and just sing. And by the way, while you’re doing that, I’m going to dance in front of you,’” she said. “Because we had this huge big window. I was like, ‘I’m going to dance in front of you.’ And she was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God, I can’t, I can’t. I don’t know. Oh my God. Okay, okay.’ And then I did it and she sang, and she started to do things with her voice that (were) different. And it was the joy of two artists going, ‘I see you.’”

Gaga explained that the song — including the lyrics “I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive / Rain on me” — is a metaphor about drinking to “numb” herself, and said she considered sobriety while creating the album.

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Two grizzly bears rain blows on each other as they brawl in the water in incredible snaps – The Sun

TWO grizzly bears rain blows on each other as they brawl in the water.

The huge 28st beasts roared as they rucked, with neither looking like throwing in the towel.

Amateur photographer Thomas Vijayan captured the striking snap at Katmai National Park in Alaska, US.

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Three weeks' of rain will fall in 18 hours from 6pm tonight

New monsoon misery for flood-hit Britons as three weeks’ of rain will fall in 16 hours from 6pm tonight – driving up river levels and threatening more chaos

  • Heavy rain is expected for much of Wales and North West England between 3pm today and 12pm tomorrow 
  • Homes are likely to be flooded and some communities cut off along with power cuts and train cancellations
  • Up to four inches (100mm) of rain expected to fall with Mid Wales placed under an amber weather warning 
  • Environment Agency has 104 flood alerts and 22 warnings in place, including on stretches of Severn and Wye

Parts of flood-hit Britain were today braced for three weeks’ worth of rain forecast to fall in less than 24 hours as forecasters warned of a threat to life from fast-flowing and deep floodwater.

Heavy rain is expected for much of Wales and North West England between 3pm today and 12pm tomorrow with homes likely to be flooded and some communities being cut off along with power cuts and train cancellations.

Up to four inches (100mm) of rain is expected to fall between 6pm tonight and 10am tomorrow in Mid Wales which has been placed under a Met Office amber weather warning that tells of a ‘danger to life’ overnight.

Yellow warnings are also in place, with affected areas including the upland sources of the River Severn in Wales and rivers in Yorkshire, which flooded dramatically in the wake of storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge last month.

The Environment Agency has 104 flood alerts and 22 warnings still in place for England today, including on stretches of the Severn and Wye, and the Air, Ouse and Ure in North and West Yorkshire.

Horse return from the gallops during preview day at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire this morning

Grounds staff cut the grass this morning ahead of the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire, which starts tomorrow

Nearly 5,000 homes and businesses were affected by the floods from Ciara and Dennis alone. Gales are expected to accompany the rain, with gusts of up to 50mph on exposed coasts and hills in the south and west of the UK.

But it is set to turn very mild for a time tomorrow, with temperatures reaching 16C (61F) in southern and eastern areas – on a par with Barcelona, Spain, and warmer than Nice, on the Côte D’Azur, where 14C (57F) is expected. 

The heavy rain later today will follow a bright start with sunny spells. Sunshine and showers are set arrive in the wake of the deluge, when it is likely to turn chillier from Wednesday onwards.

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: ‘It is likely to be an unsettled week, with the most persistent rain on Monday and Tuesday.

‘If some of the showers forecast for later in the week merge into longer spells of rain, there is potential for further warnings to be issued, given the saturated state of the ground.

‘It is due to be windy on Monday and Tuesday, with gales on exposed hills and coasts in the south and along the west coast.

‘On Thursday, there could be further severe gales of up to 60mph in Northern Ireland, Scotland and into North West England.’ 

But Mr Petagna said there could finally be some good news in the coming weeks, adding: ‘Our 30-day forecast suggests there are hints of things becoming a bit drier with mild days and temperatures into the mid-teens (Celsius). However, frosts are still possible at night.’

The Met Office predicts further spells of wet and windy weather for the next week but ‘more settled conditions with longer periods of drier and brighter weather’ could arrive for the second half of the month and into April. However, unsettled conditions are likely to persist in the west and north.

In Wales, the average rainfall for March is 117mm, meaning the worst affected areas could see three-weeks worth of rain in just over 24 hours. 

Yesterday, Boris Johnson was heckled when he visited the town of Bewdley in Worcestershire on the River Severn which saw some of the worst flooding in the country in February.

Heavy rain will sweep into western parts of Britain this afternoon (left) where weather warnings are in place (right)

It is set to turn very mild tomorrow (left), before sunshine and showers arrive in the wake of the deluge on Wednesday (right)

Rain will affect parts of Britain on Thursday (left) and Friday (right), with temperatures just reaching double figures in Celsius

The Environment Agency has 104 flood alerts (in orange) and 22 warnings (in red) still in place for England today, including on stretches of the Severn and Wye, and the Air, Ouse and Ure in North and West Yorkshire

A cyclist navigates through sandbags as residents in the Yorkshire village of East Cowick assess flooding damage on Saturday

Cars remain stranded showing where water levels reached as floodwaters finally recede in Snaith, East Yorkshire, on Saturday

The Prime Minister has been heavily criticised for failing to visit flood-hit communities during the crises. Some onlookers shouted ‘traitor’ as he looked at the flood defences.

He said during the visit it was ‘too easy’ for a PM to ‘come to a place in a middle of an emergency’, but that it was ‘not so easy, frankly, for the emergency services’.

‘What they have to do is then break off and gold command has to find somewhere to brief you, everybody has to gather. They’re diverting from their work for hours and hours,’ he said.

‘What I’ve been doing since the flooding began is coordinating the national response but also looking at what we can do in the next months and years to ensure this country really is ready to cope with the impacts of flooding.’ 

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UK weather – Heavy rain and snow to lash UK again as Storm Jorge continues to wreak havoc on flood-hit areas – The Sun

BRITAIN is being smashed by Storm Jorge with snow and heavy rain expected to continue to cause havoc.

Winds have backed off for now but weather warnings remain in place over most of the UK as more flooding is expected.

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Yesterday Storm Jorge – the third storm of February and fifth since December —  caused more chaos after Ciara and Dennis.
Another four inches of morning rain triggered landslides, submerged towns and triggered more than 260 flood warnings.

Met Office spokesman Luke Miall said: "We have seen the worst of the winds now with regards to Storm Jorge.

"We will still continue to see the wet weather throughout the night and into Sunday."

Mr Miall told the Evening Standard that over the higher grounds the UK will see "some significant accumulations of snow" in areas above 250 ft.

He added: "Elsewhere, throughout tomorrow it is going to be a day of sunshine and showers, with some spells of sleet, hail and snow – although the snow will not settle further south,"

February has been the wettest EVER after three storms and 29 days of relentless rain and snow across the country.

A UK average of 202.1mm (almost eight inches) has fallen this month, surpassing February 1990 when 193.4mm (7.59 inches) fell, the Met Office said, twice the usual for the month.

Some villages saw seven inches of water fall in a weekend.

Thousands of homes have been destroyed by unprecedented flooding this month and this weekend is going to be no exception as Storm Jorge moves in on us.

Storm Jorge is battering flood-ravaged Britain as rain hit for the fourth weekend in a row with 70mph winds, torrential rain and snow also on the way.

On Saturday night, 90 flood warnings and 214 flood alerts were in force.

More than 600 homes were flooded in South Wales as the police declared a critical incident in the region this morning.

Travel chaos is set to continue as heavy snow is forecast for Wales and South West England, which is expected to cause train cancellations and road closures.

In East Yorkshire dramatic photos show locals being rescued from their flooded homes by canoe after rivers burst their banks.

Search and rescue teams waded through the shoulder-high water to evacuate families in the village of Snaith.

In East Cowick, Yorkshire, firefighters helped locals to deploy four tonnes of sandbags to help reduce the impact of the flooding, with 60 properties still at risk.

Crews pumped water from the Snaith into the River Don as rain forced closures along the A164.

Waves also battered the south coast in Dorset as areas of Swanage were taped off by coastguards following landslides overnight.

Downpours loosened soil,  causing a 400-tonne mud mountain to block  the A381 between Totnes and Ipplepen in Devon.
A  slip at Burlington Chine, Dorset, led the council to warn walkers: “Avoid the cliffs.”
More than 160 homes near Exeter and 92  in Plymouth were left without power.

A picture on Twitter also showed a swimmer in Galway as the storm ravaged the west coast of Ireland.

Another terrifying video shows a truck toppling over on a main road near the town during the storm.

Flights have been diverted from Dublin airport due to the high winds, according to a source on Twitter.

Storm Jorge also brought torrential rain and 60mph winds in Wales on Friday night, causing travel chaos with roads and railway tracks submerged in water.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has taken a total of 72 calls between 6pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday.

According to MyWelshPool, fire crews had to rescue cars near Welshpool Airport in the Severn Valley after drivers ignored 'road closed' signs to drive through the flood.

A landslide has also completely cut off a village in Merthyr Tydfil, with the road leading from the village towards the Aberglais pub totally blocked.

Superintendent Andy Kingdom from South Wales Police said: "Indications are that the rain is set to stop and river levels will soon recede."There is still significant surface water and debris on the roads throughout the force area so we would advise people only to travel if absolutely necessary."

The Midlands has also been affected by record rainfall, in some places three times the monthly average.

In Ironbridge, Shropshire an emergency evacuation took place when the River Severn burst its banks.


There are nine yellow weather warnings for rain, wind and snow in force across the country for Saturday, stretching from Cornwall to the north of Scotland.

Rain will continue to fall in these areas through the night, but "by seven or eight o'clock in the morning the rain should have stopped in those areas", according to Met Office forecaster Emma Salter.

She explained: "We've got Storm Jorge at the moment with quite a few weather warnings in force.

"Broadly speaking, latter parts of tonight through to tomorrow morning, it's going to be quite lively with some heavy rain and strong winds."

Persistent snow is expected across higher ground in Scotland and people have been warned to expect travel disruption on road, bus and rail routes.

The Met Office warnings persist into Sunday, with most of the country braced for more strong winds, and Scotland for yet more snow.


However, there may be some let-up as the new week begins, with the rain and wind warnings abating, leaving only the wintry showers north of the border.

Drivers are urged to be careful when travelling over the weekend, and advised not to drive through deep water, as "just one eggcup" of water is enough to ruin an engine.

England has received more than 200% of its average February rainfall, according to the Environment Agency, with some areas experiencing a month's worth of rain in 24 hours.

Storm Jorge is the fifth storm to hit the UK since December 6 last year and the third in February.

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