After having spent the whole of Thursday voting on whether to remain in the European Union, British will have to be patient for results that will be announced on Friday.
The final nationwide result will be announced in Manchester Town Hall.
The vote pits the Remain campaign, backed by British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, against the Leave camp, led by the former London mayor, Conservative MP Boris Johnson.
Heavy rains in southeast England on Thursday flooded streets, disrupted travel and closed two polling stations.
Despite the heavy rains, millions showed up to mark the historic day in the queen’s land. Local media reported that turnout in Northern Ireland could be as high as 70 percent, similar to the levels witnessed in Scotland.
Experts have estimated that if Britain votes to leave the EU, the pound could fall by 15% against the dollar and gross-domestic-product growth could be 1 to 1.5 percentage points lower in 2017 than it would have been otherwise.
The leave campaign argues that membership in the EU costs billions of pounds that could be used at home and also to have better control of Britain’s borders.