Britons can enjoy a brief return to more summery conditions after a month's worth of rain fell in a single day.
But the dry weather will not last long, as heavy rain is forecast to soak the country again by tomorrow.
The great summer getaway got off to a soggy start yesterday, as travellers and holidaymakers faced wet roads.
The Met Office has a warning for wind and rain in place for south-east England until late morning, when the cloud is expected to break providing drier, brighter conditions.
Temperatures could reach 21C (70F) in London, the high teens in the Midlands, and around 15C (59F) in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Forecaster Alex Burkill said: "Most places should be dry by lunchtime today.
"It should be a much drier, brighter and much more pleasant day."
Conditions will take a turn for the worse tomorrow, but will not be as wet as yesterday, Mr Burkill added.
"By the time most people wake up on Sunday morning it is going to be a rather cloudy day."
Rain is expected to move eastwards throughout the day with most places expected to see between five and 10mms of rainfall but Northern Ireland predicted to see much as 30mm.
The blustery and wet conditions are set to last into early next week.
Mr Burkill said: "Monday is looking pretty blustery with some heavy, thundery showers expected, but those should ease by the middle of the week."