There is something about the British and their weather. We constantly grumble about it 'I like it hot, but not THIS hot', 'It's tipping it down out there', but somehow we overcome it. If a day at the sea-side has been planned, a day at the sea-side will happen, and no rain or sleet will stop it. Of course we listen to the weather forecast the night before to ensure that we have packed the right protective clothing and the outlook is GOOD
'... remaining mostly dry in the South West.'