On Saturday a month of rain will make parts of the nation beat as drinkers crowd the reopened pubs.
Between 35-50 mm of rain it should fall in just 24 hours, ruining the plans for those who hope to enjoy a pint in a beer garden.
Saturday morning will begin with strong winds and showers before becoming heavier during the day and eventually decreasing in the evening.
The news comes when pubs, bars and restaurants across England can reopen on Saturday after the government ordered them to close on March 23rd to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
But wet weather means that pubs will struggle to adhere to social removal measures while drinkers stay indoors to avoid getting drenched.
Coronavirus infection rates are believed to be higher in indoor spaces.
Despite the rain, England will remain humid, with maximum temperatures of 24 ° C in London and the south east and maximum of 20 ° C in the central and northern parts of England.
Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said this was due to a low-pressure weather system close to the UK, and although the rain will decrease towards the end of Saturday, the sparse clouds and rain conditions will continue until Sunday.
He said: “On Saturday we will see more unstable conditions, with showers starting in the west during the morning, which will start moving east.
“Although it won’t be unusually wet for the time of year, some areas to the east may become particularly heavy for an hour or two from mid-morning to early afternoon.
“Pushing him later will be a spell of drizzly showers and some low clouds that will remain suspended in the UK for the rest of the day.”
A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon, who plans to reopen all 750 clubs on Saturday, said: “The weather is out of our control, but our pubs tend to be three times bigger than others, so we are not worried that people are inside locations.
“We cannot predict the weather in England, but we believe that our customers and staff will be as safe as possible.”
A spokesman for Stonegate Pubs, owner of The Slug and Lettuce chain, added: “In all our pubs and bars, we are implementing clear and safe socialization measures both inside and through our outdoor spaces.
“We are encouraging customers to book early and all bookings work on a time limit which allows us to manage customer capacity and expectations.
“In case of bad weather, we will work with our customers on a common sense approach, accommodating those who have had to move from outside areas where we can.
“Most customers are likely to check the weather and be prepared for the short periods of rain or drizzle.”