The damp weather from Christmas Day is expected to continue through to Boxing Day as downpours are forecasted first thing in the morning.

If you are looking for ideas on how to spend your Boxing Day there are plenty of great walks to work off any excess turkey but don't forget your waterproofs.

Phil Garner, from the East Anglian-based weather forecasters Weatherquest, said: "Boxing Day will be a cloudy and murky day with out breaks of rain throughout the morning turning more patchy in the afternoon.

"There will be light winds throughout the day with highs of 8C or 9C in the south and 7C in the north.

"For Monday it is going to be a cloudy and misty start to the day once again with some spots of drizzle in places and the risk of more general rain arriving in the south in the afternoon though there is the possibility this could storm over southern Britain.

"Top temperatures will reach around 9C so it will feel a bit milder as well."

Weather experts are expecting the unsettled conditions to continue for the rest of the week in the run up to the New Year weekend with Wednesday predicted to be a windy day.