This time last year, we were basking in glorious warm weather, with wall-to-wall sunshine making lockdown marginally more bearable.
So in a cruel twist of fate, when we were actually allowed out the house to socialise in parks and pub gardens with loved ones, the skies bucketed it down, with parts of the UK recording this May as 'the wettest on record'.
But fear not! Summer is not set to be a grey and gloomy affair, as the Met Office confirms that we can expect much warmer weather over the next week - and just in time for the bank holidays.
Thank goodness for that...
Parts of the country will see 23 degree heat as the sun finally comes out over the weekend - practically a heatwave considering the last few weeks.
Temperatures will start to significantly rise from Friday, and peak on Sunday afternoon, with London and the South East getting the biggest slice of sunshine.
A spokesperson for the Met Office told Tyla: "Warmer weather is on the horizon for the UK, with temperatures picking up from Thursday and through the bank holiday weekend.
"There remains a risk of showers through the weekend, particularly in Northern Ireland and the northwest, but conditions will be dryer and warmer for most.
"Maximum temperatures for Sunday could reach 23 degrees Celsius in the southeast on Sunday, and maximums around the country will generally be in the high teens or low twenties.
"Monday will be mostly dry with clear spells. However, a rain band is moving across the west and northwest on Monday, although temperatures will remain close to normal for the time of year."
However, while it'll certainly feel balmy, it won't technically be a heatwave.
The spokesperson continued: "The current forecast doesn't suggest a heatwave by the Met Office's definition, merely the temperatures returning nearer to what you'd normally expect at this time of year, although that will feel warm in comparison to recent weeks/"
Fingers crossed the clear skies will be more reflective of sunnier months to come, with social distancing measures thought to be easing entirely by late June, should we stay on the government's 'roadmap'.
Meteorologist Aidan McGivern told The Mirror: "If you enjoy warm and sunny spring weather, I am guessing you have not been a fan of this May so far.
There's no denying it's been wet. Some places have had two times their usual total May rainfall - and that's only up to May 18.
"A far cry from April, which this year was the sunniest April on record."
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