Dark clouds gather over wheat fields© Tim Scrivener

Patchy weather has been the focus of frustrated farmer tweets as rain holds up harvest progress across the UK.

Some have been luckier than others in the past week or so, but rain rants have become all too common on social media lately.

We’ve picked 19 tweets to give a flavour of the mood among arable farmers this week.

See also: Harvest 2017: The 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties of harvest 2017

Don’t forget to follow Farmers Weekly’s dedicated harvest account @FWharvest for all the latest news, analysis, photos and videos of harvest 2017.

Complete standstill

 

Harvest in the hail

Dark clouds

Checking the weather forecast can cause a big mood swing

Night shift to beat the rain

Others resorted to pleading with the weather

The sun will come out tomorrow

Not everyone has suffered as much from rain

Some lucky people have Harvest 2017 all wrapped up already!