Don't give up on summer just yet, as forecasters predict that the worst of the weather could be over and we may even get some sunshine in the next few days.
The Daily Mail
reports that this week temperatures should rise closer to the seasonal average and, although there will be occasional showers, the weather should be more settled.
Met Office spokesperson Jenny Rourke said: "It's looking like the temperature will be close to the seasonal average and certainly for the next five days it won't be as unsettled as it has been. There are no more warnings in place and from what we can tell, it's generally looking a bit better."
Although the week will get off to rainy start on Monday, temperatures are expected to reach 19C.
Conditions will improve on Tuesday, with more sunshine and highs of up to 22C.
We're certainly had more than our share of bad weather recently: on Friday storms brought 55mph wind and half the month's rainfall in just one day.
But despite the rain, the Met Office said that the UK was still below its average rainfall for the year. Between January and May, 392.5mm of rain fell across the country, compared with an average of 439mm.
It's still too early to say whether this month will become the wettest June on record, beating the 2007 figure of 136.2mm. The average rainfall for June in 72.6mm.
Click on the image below to see 10 of the best British gardens...
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell, Cornwall
Described by Cornwall today as 'a Cornish jewel', The Lost Gardens of Heligan offers a variety of attractions including wildlife, exotic plants and ancient woodlands. To find out more, visit <a href="http://heligan.com/">www.heligan.com </a></p>
- Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London
A hotspot for sunbathing and picnics, Kensington Gardens also boasts "elegant avenues and architecture". The garden paths are popular amongst joggers, runners, cyclists and those who enjoy a healthy commute to work. To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.royalparks.org.uk">www.royalparks.org.uk</a></p>
- Bodnant Garden, Colwyn Bay
Situated above the River Conwy, Bodant Garden spans 80 acres and plays host to a variety of plants from around the globe. The garden is split into two sections, the upper garden consisting of terraced gardens and lawns, and the lower garden, otherwise known as 'the Dell', contains the wild garden. Members of the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society are admitted free on presentation of a valid membership card. To find out more visit www.bodnantgarden.co.uk</p>
- Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill, London
After a £2.3 million redevelopment, the 16.5 acre gardens will reopen to the public on 31 May 2012. New features include a Gardens Pavilion, a newly restored bandstand, and diverse wildlife activities such as pond dipping and fungi walks.</p>
- RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
At the RHS Garden you’ll find ‘richly planted borders‘, ‘luscious’ rose gardens, and a ‘state-of-the-art’ glasshouse. The trials fields contain an array of flowers and vegetables, and Battleston Hill is covered with carpets of bluebells at this time of year. To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley">www.rhs.org.uk</a></p>
- Kew Gardens, Kew, London
Deemed ‘the world’s most famous garden’, at Kew Gardens you’ll find glasshouses, landscapes, treetops and even rainforest! The gardens also contain an exciting range of plants, from ancient trees to the world’s oldest pot plant. To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/index.htm">www.kew.org</a></p>
- Belfast Botanic Gardens, Belfast
An important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage, the Botanic Gardens boasts an assortment of tropical plants, trees and flower beds. Belfast Gardens also plays host to concerts and opera performances. To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces/parks/botanicgardens.asp">www.belfastcity.gov.uk</a></p>
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Renowned for its horticultural excellence, the Royal Botanic Garden spans over 70 acres and is situated just one mile from the city centre. To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh">www.rbge.org.uk</a></p>
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Here you'll find an array of gardens and glasshouses featuring a vast collection of diverse plants; from tropical climbers to towering palms. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk">www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk</a></p>
- St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove
Located near Hove seafront, St Ann's Well features a range of native and exotic trees. St. Ann's also features a pond, a scented garden for the visually impaired, and a large population of of Grey Squirrels. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.stannswellgardens.co.uk">www.stannswellgardens.co.uk</a></p>