Eager Brits braved cold temperatures, heavy rain and strong winds to spend time at pub beer gardens yesterday.
The UK experienced a wet start to the weekend, with showers covering most parts of the country.
Wales was particularly wet and the Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain in southern areas of the country, urging drivers to be careful when on the road.
But despite the rainfall and cold temperatures, Brits wrapped up and still hit the pubs, sitting under umbrellas with their friends and family outdoors.
Under current coronavirus restrictions in England, hospitality venues can only open outdoors until May 17, when they will be allowed to welcome customers indoors too.
A group of women enjoyed a wet and windy birthday celebration at a beer garden in Sunderland, using umbrellas to repair themselves from the rain as they drank their pints.
A woman armed herself with a coat and a scarf as she enjoyed a drink in Sheffield in the morning.
Pub beer gardens in Leeds also looked busy despite the poor weather
The Met Office warned Brits that Saturday would be a wet day, with clouds and rain covering most parts of the UK, especially in the morning.
Southern England turned drier in the afternoon as rain moved north and east.
The mercury showed a big difference between the north and the south, with mild air in the southeast and colder temperatures in Scotland.
Wales was rainy pretty much all day, with more showers recorded in the evening, where a yellow warning remained in place until midnight.
The heaviest rainfall was registered in Croeserw, West Glamorgan, with 98.2mm of rain, according to the Met Office.
The village of Treherbert followed with 89mm of rain.
Sunday will be much warmer, although some areas are still expected to be wet, the Met Office said.
Forecasters said: “Sunday morning will be largely frost free and cloudy.
“Heavy showers will roll into the northwest and patchy light rain will move eastwards across England and Wales.”
Scotland and Northern Ireland will be wet, with heavy rain, while other areas will experience sunny spells today, according to the Met Office’s forecast.
The weather will stay warm in southeastern England, with temperatures reaching 20C in the afternoon.
Next week will see a mixture of sunshine and showers, with a risk of thunder at times.
Starting from May 17, Brits will be able to visit indoor hospitality venues as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.
UK 5 day weather forecast
Band of cloud and rain across central parts of England turning more showery. Else, sunny spells, but also showers, some heavy in the west, and in the south-east later with a risk of thunder. Warm in southeast England.
Rain, some heavy and thundery across east and south-east England, else clear spells and some showers, these chiefly in the west.
Early rain soon clearing from eastern England, but possibly affecting north-east Scotland later. Otherwise, breezy with sunshine and scattered heavy showers and a risk of hail and thunder.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday
All parts likely to see a mixture of sunshine and showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder. Perhaps more persistent rain for parts of the south later.