No matter how blue the skies may look in the morning, by the time you've reached the office the great British summer may have hit you with another downpour that no jumper or suede spring jacket will save you from.
Not wanting to get back into winter apparel, the trick is to invest in a lightweight jacket that will keep you dry in the rain but won't have you overheating on your daily commute. Streamlined, lightly lined and long length, the classic summer mac will never be beaten.
Take a look at the best lightweight jackets out now to keep you dry.
Hymn Piper Waterproof Mackintosh, Green; £110 - lightweight cotton mac with neat collar and retro button-down fastening.
Whistles Classic Mac; £295 - Mustard tones are everywhere this summer so brighten up your rainwear with this warm classic mac with very useful flap pockets.
Topman Black Lightweight Parka; £50.00 - Like wearing your regular hoodie, but this one will keep you dry. Longline shape for full coverage and a drawstring hood.
Marks and Spencer Collared Neck Mac with Stormwear™; £69 - Classic mac that will withstand a good downpour. The water-repellent technical fabric is designed just for M&S and will keep you dry and looking good at the same time.
Parka London Soren Lightweight Camo Print Parka; £160 - A more laidback raincoat in perennially popular camo print.
Next Single Breasted Mac; £85 - Cotton-blend mackintosh jacket with a water-resistant finish that is quilted for a little extra warmth in the rain.
Hunter Unisex Original Smooth Matte Vinyl Hooded Coat; £160 - Hunter have an amazing range of rainwear and their matte vinyl-hooded designs are both practical and extremely slick in equal measure.
Christopher Raeburn Blue Lightweight Cotton Mac; £394 - Raeburn's loose fitting mac is ideal for throwing over anything. The fold-away hood makes it great as the jacket is light enough to wear in the sun but has that rain protection tucked away just in case.
Burberry Brit Delsworth Cotton-Gabardine Hooded Trench Coat; £795 - The classic Garbadine from Burberry. If it was good enough for Scott and Shackleton's adventures, its going to be perfect for your walk to the pub.