BRITAIN is facing a half-term washout with rainy weather lasting all week.
Heavy rain and even hail is due to last until at least Friday, with the Met Office saying parts of Northern England are likely to see the worst of it.
It spells misery for millions of Brits who’d hoped to enjoy a dry half term given the number of coronavirus restrictions preventing many other activities taking place.
The combination of those restrictions and the miserable weather could spell economic disaster for the hospitality trade, too, with more than a third of the population living under rules forcing households to mix outdoors only.
We can’t imagine many many people choosing to sit outdoors in the torrential rain and hail this week, so firms should expect far lower footfall over the coming days as a result.
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