Weather forecasters are predicting another month of rain after revealing there is "no signal of a protracted dry spell in the 30-day outlook".
The rain is being caused by high altitude Atlantic jet stream winds, which normally bring warm weather, swinging further south.
The rather bleak picture came from Met Office forecaster Michael Lawrence, who told the Metro
: "We're going through a very unsettled period with successive areas of low pressure expected.
"This Friday again looks like being windy in the south, with a low risk of gales. There's certainly no clear signal of a protracted dry spell in the 30-day outlook. Showers will temper sunny spells.
"There's perhaps a chance of less unsettled weather in the second half of the month, but the jet stream has shifted south, so we're catching unsettled conditions."
This weekend saw winds reach 82mph in the strongest storm since records began in 2001. The 24 hours leading up to Saturday morning was the wettest day since the Cumbrian floods in 2009.
Music fans at the Rockness and Download festivals were hit by mud baths, while around 150 people spent Saturday night in emergency centres after being rescued by military helicopters, lifeboats and fire crews when a freak flood hit caravan parks and villages in Ceredigion, mid-Wales.
reports that three people were airlifted by Royal Air Force Sea King helicopters from the Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre, one of the most severely affected sites. More than 30 others were rescued by fire crews using lines and life boats.
A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there was "a large amount of water and a heavy current running through the caravan park" after the Reheidol River burst its banks.
Around 1,000 people were rescued in total and, according to the Mirror
, the cost of the damage was put at tens of millions of pounds.
The miserable forecast has also got event organisers worried, with fears that Ascot (19 June), Wimbledon (starting 25 June), and the Henley Regatta (from 27 June) will all be washouts.
Fancy making an escape? Try one of these top holidays for 2012:
- Get two weeks for the price of one in Turkey
Enjoy Turkey's fabulous beaches on a break in Marmaris with Neilson where you'll pay for a seven-night stay at Adakoy Beachclub for £839 per person and get seven nights free! This gives you a saving of £300 on the brochure price of a 14-night stay at the beach club. The holiday is for an 11 June departure and includes free water sports, tennis, fitness classes and sailing tuition. Book by 31 March. Visit <a href="http://www.neilson.co.uk/" target="_blank">neilson.co.uk</a></p>
- Save 41 per cent on a holiday in Tenerife
If you're looking for cheap sun in a European destination, you can't go wrong with the Canary Islands and the largest of the seven islands Tenerife, is now even more attractive with this fabulous deal from ebookers.com. If you book by 31 January, you can bag a seven-night self-catering stay at the three-star Estrella del Norte Apartments with flights included for just £222 per person. Flights depart from London Gatwick on Friday 25 May 2012 and you save 41 per cent. What a bargain! Visit <a href="http://www.ebookers.com/" target="_blank">ebookers.com</a></p>
- Enjoy the Algarve with a free child place
Go on a family break this summer in Portugal's coastal city Albufeira, where there are beautiful beaches, lots of restaurants and entertainment for all. Thomas Cook is offering a seven-night holiday in the Algarve with Airtours Sunstar from £1,539 for a family of three, saving you £360 as your child travels for free. You'll stay at the four-star self-catering Aparthotel Paraiso de Albufeira. Flights depart from Bristol on 23 August. Book by 31 January. Visit <a href="http://www.airtours.co.uk/" target="_blank">airtours.co.uk</a> or your nearest Thomas Cook, Going Places or Co-operative Travel.</p>
- Get $1,500 resort credit and save £1,200 in Mexico
Pack your bags and head to Mexico for ten nights on an all-inclusive holiday where you'll get £1,200 off the normal rate plus $1,500 resort credit to spend on room upgrades, tours or activities. Travelzoo is offering a Mexican adventure from £1,499, which included five nights at the five-star Aventura Spa Palace in the Riviera Maya and five nights at the Beach Palace Resort in lively Cancun. You'll also have access to the restaurants and facilities at other Palace resorts in the area. The price includes flights from London Gatwick departing on 16 or 23 June and 1 September to 30 October. Summer departures are also available for an extra £100 per person on 1, 6 to 7, 13 to 14 July and 18 and 31 August. Visit <a href="http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/holidays/americas-caribbean/-1499-10-Nt-All-Inclusive-Mexico-Holiday-inc-1500-Spend-1167200/" target="_blank">travelzoo.com</a></p>
- Cruise Egypt's River Nile and save £189 per person
Spend seven nights on a four diamond-rated Nile cruise in Egypt and pay just £449 per person with Monarch. The price includes flights from Gatwick and full board accommodation for seven nights with a saving of £189 per person. Some of the highlights of the cruise are the Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo, the Aswan Dam, Luxor's Valley of the Kings and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Book by 13 January for the trip departing on 9 July. Visit <a href="http://www.monarch.co.uk/" target="_blank">monarch.co.uk</a></p>
- Kids go free to Greece
Fancy spending a week on a gorgeous Greek island and getting a free holiday for your little one? Cosmos has hundreds of free child space holidays across destinations like Crete, Rhodes, Kos and Kefalonia. For example, a seven-night stay at the four diamond-rated Atlantica Princess in Trianda, Rhodes costs from £575 per adult based on two sharing and includes one free child place. Return flights, all-inclusive accommodation and transfers for a departure from Gatwick in May are included. Free child places are subject to availability. Visit <a href="http://www.cosmos.co.uk/holidays" target="_blank">cosmos.co.uk</a></p>
- £400 off for couples in Tunisia
For a luxury, romantic getaway that won't break the bank, head to Tunisia and save £200 per person with Thomson Couples. Seven nights at the five-star RIU Palace Oceana Hammamet on a half-board basis costs £519 per person based on two sharing, including flights from London Gatwick between 6 and 20th June and transfers. The hotel is set on a long stretch of beach, with Arabic interiors and various restaurants to dine in. Subject to availability. Visit <a href="http://www.thomson.co.uk" target="_blank">thomson.co.uk</a></p>
- Save £273 on a Languedoc break
If you're looking to explore France this summer, head to the Languedoc region, which offers plenty of sunshine, incredible beaches and stunning scenery. It's the world's biggest wine region and produces more wine than Australia, so it's definitely a place for wine lovers. Siblu is offering £273 off a holiday at the La Carabasse holiday village. It has a huge pool area and shops, restaurants and beaches are minutes away. Book by 22 January and you'll pay just £819 for a seven-night family self-catering holiday for two adults and up to four children travelling on 14 July. Visit <a href="http://www.siblu.com/" target="_blank">siblu.com</a></p>
- Save £422 per person on a Caribbean getaway in Grenada
Head to the Caribbean this summer and spend a week in Grenada enjoying the sun and sea in a relaxed setting. Virgin Holidays is offering a seven-night break for £569 per person if you book by 31 January. That's a saving of £422! The price includes flights from London Gatwick, a stay at the 3V Grenadian by Rex Resorts and transfers. Prices are based on two people sharing and are for departures between 1 and 30 June. Visit <a href="http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/" target="_blank">virginholidays.co.uk</a></p>
- Get 30 per cent off your hotel stay in Marseille
Explore the city of Marseille in southern France on a seven-night holiday with Expedia from just £419 per person, giving you a 30 per cent hotel saving. You'll stay at the four-star Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille-Vieux Port in a superior room, just minutes away from Marseille's Vieux Port, Marseille Opera House and Musee de la Marine. The price includes flights from London Gatwick and departs on 5 July. The offer is subject to availability and is based on two people sharing. Visit <a href="http://www.expedia.co.uk/" target="_blank">expedia.co.uk</a></p>
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