With the summer not exactly in full swing, newspapers up and down the land have been light-heartedly proclaiming the recent downpours as a monsoon.
A little dramatic? Perhaps. Accurate? Nowhere near. But there is no denying that the current weather is making summer 2008 another damp affair.
Whatever the cause of the rain (and since a monsoon predominantly refers to a wind regionalised to the Indian subcontinent, we can rule that out), it is easy to say that now is as good a time as any to leave the UK behind and travel to sunnier climes.
As such, by offering flights to more than 100 destinations around the world, Birmingham International Airport can expect a rise in visitors should the wet conditions continue.
For those travelling either to or from Birmingham International Airport, the 3-star Birmingham Corus Solihull will act as the perfect complement to your journey, located just six miles from the airport and offering variety of amenities to enhance your stay.
Room at the Birmingham Corus Solihull with up to eight days holiday parking from £71*
*Please note: This price is correct for bookings searched on November 27, 2008. Prices are subject to change. Book the Birmingham Corus Solihull in advance to get the best price and availability.