For if Old English folklore is right, the rest of the summer will be a washout.
Yesterday parts of the UK experienced a wet St Swithin's day – the day which, legend has it, sets the weather for the next six weeks.
According to the rhyme, if it rains on St Swithin's day, it will rain for the next 40 days.
And rain it did, in Wales and the South-West – although eastern, central and northern parts remained mostly dry.
While the Met Office was unwilling to predict quite so far ahead, it confirmed that the next four days will be wet and windy, heralding a miserable last two days on the golf course at the Open Championship in Kent.
And forecasters are predicting autumnal conditions well into the start of next week, with up to an inch of rain today and gusts of up to 50mph.
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It may be time to put away the barbecue and pull out the waterproofs.