This summer, it feels as though we've spent more time reaching for our umbrellas than our sunglasses.
It was a very different story 40 years ago.
The summer of 1976 was - and remains - our longest recorded spell of hot weather. Here in the West Country, we went for 45 days without any rain at all.
You have been sharing your memories of the drought.
Remember the ladybirds? Hungry because there weren't any aphids to eat they started biting humans instead.