It's been torrential across much of the south east today but the weather for much of the summer has been glorious. What a contrast to last year's washout! For many local businesses and tourist attractions, the good weather was crucial.
So how have they done in the last few months? David Johns has been to find out, speaking to Kevin Attwood from the Kent County Agricultural Society; shopkeeper Peter Avey; and David Foley from the Thanet & East Kent Chamber of Commerce.
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Monday's weather for the east of the region
Monday's weather for the west of the region
The South of England is set to enjoy milder temperatures and is expected to escape heavy snow forecast for the rest of the country.