'Only in Britain would you get rainfall and flood warnings in August' - Twitter users react to #Britishsummertime

'Only in Britain would you get rainfall and flood warnings in August' - Twitter users react to #Britishsummertime

The weather took a slight turn for the worse today (Credit: Twitter @TheWeatherNetUK)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A day like today - when the heavens open up and torrential rain follows - is always inevitable during the British summertime. 

Instead of basking in the heat and sun, we get to enjoy cold and rain, sticking on the heating rather than reaching for the bronzie.

In fairness it's not been too bad this year. We had some great weather for a few weeks in June and early July.

But now the weather has settled back into its familiar pattern. And those hazy days seem a lifetime ago.

Naturally, being Brits, we've embraced this drizzly dystopia with open arms, as it gives us the chance to indulge in our favourite pastime: complaining.

See some of the most acerbic responses below: