UK Weather: Bank Holiday Weekend Battered By Rain - And More Is On The Way

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 07/05/2012 13:49 Updated: 07/05/2012 17:38

It's been a bank holiday weekend wash out, with showers across the country on Monday.

For those wondering if things can only get better, think again - forecasters predict Britain will get "little respite" in the next week from the rain.

A spokesperson for the Met Office told The Huffington Post UK that Britons should bring their umbrella with them in the coming week, although those in Scotland may get some respite from the rain.

"By this evening just about everywhere will have seen some rain. There's been a little brightness around but on the whole it's not been the best of bank holiday Mondays, weather wise.

"It looks like there's going to be rain across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. England and Wales will have the worst weather this week."

There is one piece of good news; the flood warnings in place across Britain last week have been lifted.


The garden of the Lower Lode Inn near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, after flooding across the UK.

But there is hope on the horizon. The Met Office say there are "hints" this coming weekend could be dryer and brighter - although it certainly won't be hot.

"There is a hint this coming weekend may be drier and brighter, but there could be the odd shower."


See pictures of the recent wet weather below.

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    A team from Gloucester Fire and Rescue service scout the flooded areas of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire after heavy overnight rainfall.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    A team from Gloucester Fire and Rescue service scout the flooded areas of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire after heavy overnight rainfall.

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    A member of a team from Gloucester Fire and Rescue service looks for hidden obstructions before launching a boat scout the flooded areas of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire after heavy overnight rainfall.

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    A team from Gloucester Fire and Rescue service scout the flooded areas of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire after heavy overnight rainfall.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Swans swim past signs for riverside walks along the River Severn in Worcester, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Water Levels Rise As Tewkesbury Braces Itself For Flooding

    TEWKESBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01: A car drives through flood water in Tewkesbury on May 1, 2012 in Tewkesbury, England. After the wettest April in 100 years, thousands of homes, particularly in the south west of England, faced a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain fell overnight and many rivers remained on flood alerts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Water Levels Rise As Tewkesbury Braces Itself For Flooding

    TEWKESBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Cars drive though spray on the M5 motorway on May 1, 2012 near Tewkesbury, England. After the wettest April in 100 years, thousands of homes, particularly in the south west of England, faced a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain fell overnight and many rivers remained on flood alerts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Water Levels Rise As Tewkesbury Braces Itself For Flooding

    TEWKESBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Flood waters gather on land close to Tewkesbury Abbey on May 1, 2012 in Tewkesbury, England. After the wettest April in 100 years, thousands of homes, particularly in the south west of England, faced a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain fell overnight and many rivers remained on flood alerts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Water Levels Rise As Tewkesbury Braces Itself For Flooding

    TEWKESBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Flood water overflows from the rive in Tewkesbury on May 1, 2012 in Tewkesbury, England. After the wettest April in 100 years, thousands of homes, particularly in the south west of England, faced a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain fell overnight and many rivers remained on flood alerts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Water Levels Rise As Tewkesbury Braces Itself For Flooding

    TEWKESBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Flood water overflows from the river in Tewkesbury on May 1, 2012 in Tewkesbury, England. After the wettest April in 100 years, thousands of homes, particularly in the south west of England, faced a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain fell overnight and many rivers remained on flood alerts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    A man hole cover is burst open by excess water in Witney, Oxfordshire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Tourists look for a way around the flooding in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    A man hole cover is burst open by excess water in Witney, Oxfordshire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Flooding in a playground near Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Flooding in a playground near Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Flooding near Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    People discuss the flooding in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    A general view of standing water in fields near Glastonbury, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    A general view of the River Brue, which is two foot above the level of the road and fields either side, as it winds it's way along the Somerset Levels and towards Glastonbury, where St Michael's Tower sits on Glastonbury Tor, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather May 1st

    Swans swim past signs for riverside walks along the River Severn in Worcester, as parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records began.

  • Spring weather April 30th

    Floodwaters rise around Tewkesbury Abbey, as much of England and Wales was braced for flooding today as further heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the country.

  • Spring weather April 30th

    Floodwaters rise around Mill Street, Tewkesbury, as much of England and Wales was braced for flooding today as further heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the country.

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    A van drives through a puddle near Epsom, Surrey, as wet weather continues across the UK.

  • Spring weather Apr 25

    Shoppers use their umbrellas to shield from rain in Strafford upon Avon city centre.

  • Spring weather Apr 25

    Heavy rain on the M20 in Ashford, Kent.

  • Spring weather Apr 25

    Shoppers use their umbrellas to shield from rain in Strafford upon Avon city centre.

  • Spring weather Apr 25

    Drops of rain fall in Ashford, Kent.

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    File photo dated 04/07/11 ofof the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sheltering from the rain under umbrellas at Dalvay by the Sea, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

  • Spring weather April 30th

    Floodwaters rise around Mill Street, Tewkesbury, as much of England and Wales was braced for flooding today as further heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the country.

  • Spring weather April 30th

    Floodwaters rise around Mill Street, Tewkesbury, as much of England and Wales was braced for flooding today as further heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the country.

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