Only a week ago, the sun was out and it almost felt like the summer we never had.
There was even optimistic talk of a dry season.
We really should have known better. For torrential downpours and gale force winds hit us this weekend.
Following the relatively sunny and dry end to September, classic autumn conditions are now likely in many areas. But that pleasant spell has allowed the country to dry up sufficiently to mean there is no immediate danger of more flooding.