Hopes of fine weather for the last Bank Holiday of the summer are being dashed by forecasters predicting a traditional washout.
Thousands of people hitting the roads for a long-weekend getaway, and music fans heading to Reading and Leeds for festivals, will be disappointed to hear they will need to take wet weather gear.
"It looks as though it is going to be much as we have come to expect from long weekends," said Chris England, Sky News meteorologist.
"On Saturday, we can expect torrential rain throughout central parts, with some flooding likely and gales across the Channel that will bring disruption to ferry services.
"Sunday will provide some light relief with brighter patches and perhaps one or two showers in central and eastern parts of England but basically a transient spell of fine weather."
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Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar warns to expect stronger winds than normal.
"Bank Holiday Monday will start off dry for central and eastern parts of the UK with some early sunshine, however, it will become cloudy and windy from the west later with outbreaks of rain developing quite widely through the afternoon.
Temperatures are not expected to get much higher than 20C (68F) over the weekend - a stark contrast with last weekend when the thermometer touched 32C (90F).