The wet weather seems to reflect the mood in the city of Salisbury in recent weeks.
A city that has quickly grown tired and weary of being the focus of an international police investigation.
It was four weeks ago today that the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were rushed to hospital after being exposed to the deadly nerve agent, novichok.
That in itself was a rare occurrence, but the fact it happened in the sleepy city of Salisbury made the incident all the more frightening and mysterious.
The Hollywood-style storyline has rocked the area.
For the shops surrounding the police cordon, business is down 90%. A handful remain closed.
Some locals will tell you that life goes on and there is nothing to fear, but for many it is simply not that easy.
David Mayfield is a butcher with a pop up stall in The Maltings shopping centre, where the incident happened. He insists things are at breaking point.
Mr Mayfield told Sky News: “You’re looking without exaggeration at a 60-70% loss minimum…The regulars can’t even find us because they think Sainsbury’s is closed.
“It’s a farce it really is.”
The council has now introduced free parking, which many admit has helped bring shoppers into the centre.
“Shops open” signs are plastered all across the city.
However, many are still anxious and too concerned to venture into town, despite Public Health England’s warning that there is only a very low risk to the public.
At the local market, stall holders insist things will only get back to normal once the media leave. There is certainly a sense that the international film and television crews have outstayed their welcome.
But this is a news story that has captured the world’s attention. The various twists and turns have barely been out of the headlines in the last month.
One stall holder tells me that the tourist buses pass through Salisbury now. They don’t stop. They head straight to Winchester. People don’t want to get off.
Outside the city’s iconic cathedral, tourist Chris Justice, who’s originally from the US, admits he had second thoughts about visiting.
He told Sky News: “Nerve agent and people don’t mix very well, I guess, and so we were just thoughtful about whether we should be here or not.”
On the outskirts of Salisbury, Easter weekend continues as normal.
There are organised egg hunts, church services and a local point to point on Salisbury Plain. But you get a sense that some are genuinely worried about the impact the incident has had.
Natalie Stevens, who has a two-year-old daughter, admits she doesn’t feel safe venturing into town.
She told Sky News: “I am a bit uncomfortable about taking my daughter there because we don’t know what the long term effects are.
“I don’t want to go into Salisbury unless I actually have to.
“They keep saying there are no long term effects, but you can’t help but worry when your kids are involved.”
For all those with concerns, there are others who insist there is absolutely nothing to fear, but all seem to agree that Salisbury has suffered as a result of what happened.
The city has always been best known for its cathedral and the ancient monument of Stonehenge.
But around the world the name Salisbury is now associated with a chemical weapons attack and a diplomatic tit-for-tat. It is now known as the home of the former spy, Sergei Skripal.
It will take time for the city to heal, for things to get back to normal.
But Salisbury has already come a long way, when you consider how desolate the streets were just four weekends ago.