Heavy rain has caused travel disruption with weather warnings issued for large swathes of England.
The Met Office has confirmed that after negotiations failed, decent weather has left the UK amid fears of a no-deal Brexit.
An amber warning has been put in place covering London and most of the Home Counties, Kent has already seen flash flooding in some areas, and the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies was abandoned after rain stopped play in Southampton.
A Met Office spokesman said ‘The decent weather has been threatening to leave for some time and we’ve done all we can to try to convince it to stay. In the end the grey cloud hanging over the UK for the past 3 years proved too much for it. Summer 2018 saw Mediterranean temperatures across the country and sadly the British people made it abundantly clear that they weren’t welcome which has made any sort of sunshine a bit sceptical about how it will be received.’
In a statement the decent weather said ‘Things have been looking bleak for a while, but I had hoped they’d take a turn for the better following winter. But having seen the final 10 candidates for the Tory leadership the Met Office were unable to guarantee me that there isn’t a shitstorm brewing and so, regrettably, I’m left with no choice but to leave. The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is moving closer and that’s likely to bring thick fog, thunderstorms, and gusts of hot air from the South Thanet area. Under those conditions it’s impossible for me to thrive so I’ll be moving to Europe where I hope to enjoy clear skies and a general feeling of positivity.’