It's weather to match the mood of Glamorgan fans at the moment - damp and despondent. But despite losing all three of their Championship matches so far - and showing a worrying brittleness with the bat in the process - Dragons captain Mark Wallace thinks his struggling side could turn the corner when they host Essex at the SWALEC Stadium later.
The figures look fairly worrying, nonetheless. In six innings so far Glamorgan have posted only one Championship score over 200, with the 95 all out against Derbyshire a particular low point. Still, hope is at hand with the arrival of Australian Test star Marcus North later this week.
With the Dragons also announcing today that they've signed South African international Martin Van Jaarsveld for next month's Twenty20 competition, there are signs that things might indeed be on the up. Now all the Welsh County need is some sunshine.