Cheers to all Britons as our barbecue summer finally draws to a close.
It's been said that Brits are obsessed with the weather, especially given its somewhat cheeky nature. It transpires that Met Office advice to dust off the barbies was somewhat premature.
It pissed down with rain most of the summer - but - it was warmer than average rain.
PM Gordon Brown led a round of applause in the European Parliament in Brussels in praise of the UK weather.
In a speech broadcast worldwide, PM Brown told Britons:
"We have enjoyed a truly beautiful, typically British summer. The skies were a finer shade of grey than they ever were under Conservative leadership. Just because it pisses down under New Labour, shouldn't be held against us.
"It's warm rain.
"Just like being pissed on.
We love you too Gordo.
More as we get it.