Farmers hoping to start their harvest may be in luck as rising pressure next week should bring improvements in the weather.
Farmers Weather expert Dr Simon Keeling said: "Pressure is expected to be building next week, and whilst there is not an area of high pressure sat atop of the country, indications are looking towards an improvement on the more mixed conditions of this week.
"There will be some showery rain around over the next few days, although mostly dry on Thursday and Saturday. Weak fronts bringing a little rain on Monday, probably in England and Wales especially, but then with rising pressure things are showing signs of an improvement.
"This improvement is likely to lead to warmer temperatures, more sunshine (although not ’sunny’) with such conditions holding on until the end of the week."
Dr Keeling said the atmospheric set-up next week builds confidence that the weather will get better for a time.