Wet weather continues to dampen spirits in the UK this week, but weather experts suggest there may be ’some signs of hope’ in the future.
Farmers Weather expert, Dr Simon Keeling said: "Farmers are getting frustrated as the wet weather continues, so what are the signs of an improvement in the coming weeks?
"There are some signs that, although not settled, southern and eastern parts of England may have few showers on Thursday and Friday.
"However, showers elsewhere, some heavy in the west and the risk of some heavy showers increases again on Saturday.
"Although the far south of England may again be mostly dry through Saturday.
"We are then in for another damp day on Sunday with cloud and rain for many, most in the west although less in northern Scotland.
"Next week looks set to be staying in the mixed vein with further rain or showers, although there could be an odd drier day, perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday.
"The mixed weather lasts into the later part of the weekend and into next week.
"For those of you wanting to get some silage or hay made, you will no doubt be tearing your hair out having read the forecast above, but there are some signs of hope.
"Whilst thoughts are that we don’t see high pressure centred over the top of the country, there may well be resigning pressure after mid month with better weather gradually spreading northwards.
"So drier weather is expected to slowly set in from the south, although western Scotland may always be subject to some rain."