Britain will face more turbulent weather today as Storm Miguel finishes its assault on the country as the sun stays away.
Yet the heavy rain expected for today is set to drift away by this evening, with tomorrow set to be a brighter day with some bursts of sunshine.
The North East of England as well as Scotland will be hit hardest by the storm as large outbreaks of rain will batter the area over the course of the day.
Sodden festival-goers have been pictured wading through mud as they attended Parklife’s Manchester event today, as Britain continues to be buffeted by turbulent weather from the storm.
Less-than-thrilled party animals wore plastic coats to shield themselves from the heavy rain as they braved the 11 degree temperatures for a chance to see some famous musicians.
Chase & Status, Disclosure and Camelphat are all expected to play during the first day of the two-day Heaton Park festival.
Tomorrow’s attendees could be in for more luck as the Met Office predicts an overcast day with rain only expected from 5pm.
Sodden festival-goers have been pictured wading through mud as they attend Parklife’s Manchester event today, as Britain continues to be buffeted by turbulent weather from the storm
Two women were seen running across the road shielding themselves from the rain with a purple umbrella, decorated with hearts, while another woman decided to wear a plastic overcoat in an attempt to keep out the rain
Chase & Status, Disclosure and Camelphat are all expected to play at today’s soaked festival. A group of Parklife fans pose for a photo while one clutches a bottle of, what appears to be, water
Less-than-impressed party animals pull up their hoods in case the rain beats down from above as they walk along the wet pathway in Manchester
Two young women look cold as they walk through a drenched field at Parklife wrapped tightly in their coats while another woman strides along chatting to a friend and clutching a water bottle
These two women stride out into the festival wearing pink trousers, bum-bags, black coats, and sunglasses. There is no sun expected on Saturday until 3pm, according to the Met Office. Meanwhile two other party animals were pictured wearing plastic coats as they hoped to stay dry for the day
A woman was pictured squelching through the festival mud wearing a pink dress and plastic coat while another was seen pulling a coat over her head to shield her from the expected rain
Tourists use umbrellas as they photograph Bath Abbey during a downpour in the centre of the historic city yesterday morning
The heavy rain falls in Bath yesterday morning where these tourists were forced to take shelter outside the city’s abbey
Eastern England could face heavy downpours as Storm Miguel moves into the North Sea and there is also a threat that a band of rain will hit central and northern England as it sweeps eastwards and turns more showery.
Strong winds of up to 35mph are expected for eastern counties over the morning as Storm Miguel continues its onslaught towards the sea.
The wind will affect much of England and Wales and make the outdoors feel cool, but the weather yellow warning in place for parts of the country yesterday have gone.
Southern parts of England and Wales will brighten this afternoon as the rain eases – and this could be the picture for Northern Ireland too.
Most of the rain or showers will gradually die out tonight to leave clear skies, but it will remain cloudier for Northern Ireland and Scotland with some showers lingering.
Temperatures will stay moderate at around 52F (11C) after starting at 61F (16C) this weekend, with London and the South East potentially reaching highs of 68F (20C).
Today in the Midlands will likely be the lowest temperature with it struggling to get above 55F (13C).
Sunny spells and a few showers will follow on Monday – especially northern and central Scotland – but it will be less windy than Saturday and so feel warmer for most of the country.
On Monday, the bad weather will start to subside as the sun breaks through thundery showers with the best of the drier weather in the north and heavy rain in the south.
And it is expected to be followed by more heavy rain on Tuesday.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: ‘Miguel is pretty much gone now. It is currently in the North Sea.
‘It is wet and rainy in the Midlands. They are feeling the last effects of it in the storm now.
‘It is an improving picture from today.’
Strong winds of up to 35mph are expected for eastern counties over the morning as Storm Miguel continues its onslaught towards the sea (right). Pollen count will remain low to medium in the UK today (left)
He said it will be wetter in the Midlands in the next few hours and there will be a maximum of 66F (19C) in the South East today.
The more positive outlook comes after Storm Miguel battered Britain yesterday as it brought thunderstorms and more than an inch of rain in two hours.
After battering Spain with heavy showers and gale-force winds, Miguel first hit the UK on Friday afternoon – with much of southern England, the Midlands and South Wales under a thunderstorm warning from 2pm until 11pm.
Forecasters warned motorists that driving conditions may become hazardous in the rain – while homes and businesses were warned of possible flooding, train services could be disrupted and the potential for power cuts.
Wales was badly affected by the storm, with cars and people left submerged in flash floods and firefighters having to drag them out.
Social media images showed vehicles backlogged on the M4 westbound by Brynglas Tunnels after a lane was closed.
Fire and Rescue services were called to flood-related issues in Rumney, Pentwyn and Llanrumney.
Miserable conditions in Bath yesterday as tourists wear ponchos while crossing Bath Abbey churchyard during a downpour
The miserable weather in Bath yesterday came as the Met Office issued a thunderstorm warning for Friday afternoon, moving into the evening