Glimpse of calm before the bank holiday storm

After weeks of rain, parts of the country enjoyed some brighter weather yesterday, but the outlook for today turns stormy again as torrential rain and thunderstorms move in to bring the bank holiday to a close on an extremely damp note.

In stark contrast to the blistering temperatures this time last year, East Anglia, London and the South-east are expected to be hit by heavy downpours today, while an inch of rain is expected to fall across the South-west and Wales. Cumbria and parts of Scotland will see snow.