Much of the UK experienced rain or unseasonable temperatures instead of blazing sunshine over the Bank Holiday. Even with millions off work, beaches were virtually empty as the temperature failed to rise above 20°C. So no change there. Can anyone remember a decent August Bank Holiday in Britain?
The good news however, is that forecasts show that temperatures could soar to as high as 27°C by the weekend.
This August was one of the wettest on record, with parts of Britain affected by flooding. In the early part of the month they had double the average amount of rain for this time of year.
It's no better for those Brits who have jetted off to the Dominican Republic to find a bit of sunshine. The US National Hurricane Centre warned last night that Tropical Storm Gustav had formed in the central Caribbean, and was rumbling toward the island. It is expected to bring 60mph winds and heavy rain to the islands.