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Last Updated: Sunday August 24 2008 10:55 GMT

Is the weather ruining your holidays?

Car in Northern Ireland drives along a flooded road

The weather across most of the UK has been really rainy over the past few weeks, but is it ruining your school holidays?

This weekend, parts of Northern Ireland were hit by more rain in a day than it usually gets in the whole of August!

And last week, several homes in part of Scotland were flooded when a river burst its banks because of the grotty weather.

So has the weather messed up any of your summer plans? Have you had to cancel loads of fun stuff? If so, what have you been doing instead?

Maybe you like the rain or it's got you out of doing something you were dreading?

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Your comments

"Well, I feel really lucky, because I've been in Spain for the past two weeks and it's been sooo hot - over 40 degrees! When I got off the plane, it was raining and freezing, I have had to get used to putting a jumper on!!!"

Ella, 11, Winchester, England

"Yes, because I never get to go anywhere outdoors. It's really boring at home doing nothing. If it was sunny I would be going outdoors nearly every day."

Fiqa, 9, Swansea, Wales

"The weather isn't ruining my holidays because I usually stop inside anyway to look after my puppy, but it's bad for people who want to go on holiday."

Kim, 12, West Bromwich, England

"I think the weather hasn't been too bad! I went on holiday to New York with constant thunderstorms, and when I got back to the UK there was blazing sunshine for days!"

Chris, 14, Swindon, England

"Never in my entire life have I seen such rubbish summer holiday weather. It has been awful and I can't do anything outside. What has happened to our summertime? It seems to be autumn all year round."

Lauren, 7, London, England

"The weather isn't RUINING my holidays, but it's just making the holidays a bit depressing, that's all. I feel really sorry for all those kids in Northern Ireland who have had to deal with all the floods."

Grace, 12, Reading, England

"I think it did because all the rain is destroying all the fun that we could be having outside. The rain just makes everywhere so dark and gloomy and miserable. It's not nice."

Charlotte, 11, Fife, Scotland

"No, not really because I always go to the cinema, but yes, I would enjoy the holidays more if the weather was better."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"Well for me it is ruining my holidays. If it was nice sunny and hot then I would be out more than doing things indoors. To be honest I think that summer may be over already."

Laura, 11, Watford, England

"It hasn't really affected me because the sun appears to be following me everywhere! Hopefully it will when I go to the US on Friday, too!"

Samantha, 13, London, England

"It's not ruining my holidays because in summer I get hayfever. Rain is brilliant!"

Robyn, 11, Manchester, England

"As I am in the USA, it has made it more enjoyable."

Amy, 13, Southampton, England

"The weather is the most annoying of all!! It's really random, one minute the sun is out, and the next it's raining cats and dogs!!"

Anisa, 14, Sheffield, England

"I live in County Antrim in Northern Ireland and I just want to say that YOU GET BETTER DAYS IN WINTER!"

Seanan, 12, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

"I was coming home from holiday in France and England when I heard about it and I got quite scared that it would affect me. But I live in the middle of NI so I'm OK. But the villages around Ballymena where some of my friends live are flooded, which worries me."

Mairi, 12, Ballymena, Northern Ireland

"Yeah, it's annoying, it makes my hair frizzy and you can't go out and do the things you want to do."

Beth, 12, Romsey, England

"Our holiday in the Lake District was cancelled because there was a massive rain storm :-("

Jasdeep, 9, Gravesend, England

"I think the weather is rubbish. Sometimes it's sunny and then half of the day it's raining.....huh typical British weather!!"

Habiba, 12, London, England

"I'd say definitely because I was going to go to the beach, but it was cancelled because it was thundering and lightning!"

Claudia, 9, Barnstaple, England

"Why should the weather ruin my holiday? I LOVE the rain!"

Shahina, 14, Manchester, England

"I think the weather is really bad. Because of the rain, you can't go out with friends or play football. What's a holiday without sun?"

Mohammed, 13, Birmingham, England

"We got well-soaked today!!! We had to dry ourselves with a hairdryer!! It's really bad!!!"

Lucy and Amanda, 11, Cambridge

"I hate rain. When it rains there's nothing to do. I have been to the cinema and bowling loads; I want to do things outside! It's meant to be summer not winter!"

Alice, 11, Southampton, England

"YES! We went camping to Cornwall and have had to come home because the wind blew our tent away like a kite. It was very scary as me and my brother were asleep in it and all these people had to hold it down. It was raining and we only had our pyjamas on and had to pack up the broken tent and all our stuff :-("

Jessica, 9, St Albans, England

"Utterly. I thought it was meant to be SUMMER holidays; there was no point as we haven't been able to do anything!!!"

Megan, 10, Durham, England

"Well, it is a bit because we went on holiday for a week and had rain for five days running! But on the last two days it was quite nice weather."

Micha, 11, Northampton, England

"My dad's house got flooded and had over a foot of water... up to my knee."

Courtney, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"Well, it hasn't been the best summer ever weather-wise, but I have had a good summer so far. I went to Camber Sands for two weeks and I went to Eastbourne. The time I went, it was really good weather! So I think you pick the right day and time to do things in your summer."

Courtney, 12, Croydon, England

"No, the weather is not ruining my holiday. Me and my mates find other stuff to do inside rather than outside, like the cinema, swimming, bowling and shopping."

Kellie, 13, London, England

"It's really bad because the summer holidays are over soon and the whole time it's been raining. I wish the sun would just come out. You call this weather summer?"

Emma, 10, Dublin, Ireland

"My holiday is just ruined by the rain and our family were planning to go some theme parks, but we cant go because it's raining."

Christopher, 11, Birmingham, England

"Yes it is, because we are not going abroad and I can't go camping because of the rain!! I hate weather."

Josh, 12, Salisbury, England

"I don't really let it bother me because at the end of the day it is only a bit of water! But I just hope that the weather can only be better because it would be nice to be able to play outside!!!!!!"

Marnie, 11, Wirral, England

"As my family can't afford to go abroad we have no choice but to stay in England for our holidays. And to make matters worse, there's nothing to do in my area anyway, so we all get easily bored when it's sunny as well."

Amy, 14, London, England

"Completely, I wish it would just be sunny for one day."

Sophia, 12, Kent, England

"Not for me! I'm going to the Lake District and it's usually cold and wet there anyway so I don't mind!"

Abi, 13, Bath, England

"It ruins the holiday as it's meant to be sunny and relaxing, not cold and rainy."

Emily, 11, Northwood, England

"It annoys me, I go in a car for six hours to Devon, and I just get rain! It is depressing."

Molly, 10, Wakefield, England

"The weather has ruined everything for me. I can't even go anywhere, especially theme parks with my brothers, which I was promised!!"

Finn, 10, Ascot, England

"It has been very annoying that we can't do stuff like go to the beach, but there is still other stuff to do inside."

Aimee, 12, Somerset, England

"Yes, the weather is ruining my holidays, because when my mum, dad and I plan days out, we can't go because of the weather. It's SO annoying!!!!!!."

Katie, 10, Newcastle, England

"I was in Belfast visiting some pen-pals over the weekend when it began raining. The next day, due to the floods, we couldn't drive to the airport, which made me miss a friend's birthday who I haven't seen in three whole years!"

Bethan, 12, Staffordshire, England

"Totally and completely, 100%!! It's been bad enough all summer, without the fact that I literally can't go out across my front door in case I get washed away! I haven't been able to see my friends or go out anywhere even in our garden, which has been totally wrecked! I bet it'll be lovely weather as soon as we're back to school in September!"

Eimear, 13, Northern Ireland

"Weather's weather and there's not much we can do about it. I just put up with it!"

Sophie, 15, Scotland

"We went on holiday to south Wales and we hoped to go the beach a lot. The rain ruined our holiday so we only went for a few hours on only one day."

Mej, 10, Coventry, England

"Yes, because before long we could be having floods in England again!"

Ramla, 13, Sheffield, England

"Nah, I like the rain. It would be good to have a bit of sun but I'd rather this rainy weather than heatwaves."

Cherri, 13, Liverpool, England

"Not really, because I have been doing lots of inside things like making real stained glass."

Georgia, 9, Kent, England

"Yes, it's really annoying! I was on a really big Scout camp, that we'd been looking forward to for AGES, but they had to send us home a day early and cancel the closing ceremony because the rain was so bad! We were very disappointed."

Eleanor, 11, Ireland

"Yes, it's ruining my holiday, because although there are lots of things to do in indoor places, I wanted to do a lot outdoors."

Lauren, 10, South Wales

"The summer holidays are nearly over and there have been hardly any nice days. Just rain, rain, and so was last year. What's going on? There hasn't been a decent summer for two years now and it's really annoying. I'm moving to Spain when I'm older for some good summer weather!"

Laura, 14, Stoke, England

"OK, you're all probably going to think that I'm crazy, but I quite like the weather, splashing about in my wellington boots. It's peaceful and helps me to reflect."

Olivia, 12, Durham, England

"It really is spoiling the holidays; we need more sun in Britain! The hot places around Europe and other continents get sun day by day and I feel the British weather just for once should be hot!"

Laura, 10, Northamptonshire, England

"No. I'm used to the typical English weather. Isn't everybody?"

Milly, 12, Manchester, England

"Yes, it is because I want to play with my best friends but I can't so I am really not happy."

Sophie, 10, Huddersfield, England

"My parents want me to go to the seaside this summer, but we can't right now because of the disastrous weather! So far my summer holidays have been boring."

Zenib, 12, UK

"The weather in Worthing is different one minute and then different another. It's frustrating."

Zaki, 12, Worthing, England

"It really, really has. I live in Northern Ireland, and yesterday I wanted to go for a walk, but the whole roads and streets were like a stream! And the fields - they look like a swimming pool!"

Mazza, 12, Northern Ireland

"Yes! It has just been rain, rain, rain. Let's hope it cheers up before the holidays are over!"

Rosa, 9, London, England

"I'm from Northern Ireland and this rain has really affected our neighbourhood. A stream runs down the back of all our houses but it got flooded, and flooded some people's gardens and houses. We were lucky and it only got to the garden. I'm sick of the rain, it stops me being able to go outside to see my friends. The flooding kind of scared me too, especially when I saw how flooded the Westlink was!"

Natasha, 13, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

"Yes, it is. Me and my mum were going to make a rabbit hutch, but the weather is too wet to make one."

Gemma, 12, Richmond, England

"It's really ANNOYING when it rains!"

Josh, 12, Torbay, England

"Yeah! It's cold and wet, and I've missed out on seeing my friends!"

Charli, 13, Hampton, England