These pictures show how recent rainfall has transformed Britain’s scorched earth into lush greenery in a matter of days.
The lawns at Cathedral Green in Exeter, Devon, were left scorched and brown after a month of blazing sunshine.
But just one week of heavy rain has seen the grass return to a healthy, lush green.
Stuart Adams, reception manager at the Royal Clarence Hotel, which overlooks the area, said he welcomed the rains.
He said: ”We get a lot of visitors and tourists, and some commented on the brown grass surrounding the cathedral
”The rain has brought a wonderful transformation and I’m relieved the greenery is back. It looks totally refreshed.”