Britain is set for a 10-day heatwave next month as temperatures are expected to hit the heights again following a spell of warm weather in the last week.
The so-called ‘Beauty from the East’ will see temperatures rise again in the middle of May. The Met Office records a heatwave when the daily maximum temperature of more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 5C, a rise which would likely see UK temperatures pushing over 70F.
But scorching summery weather will be back soon, experts say, with warm winds from Eastern Europe rushing in and pushing temperatures in Britain back up, the Mirror reports.
Sarah Sammy of The Weather Channel said: ‘High pressure over central Europe will drift eastward and another area of high pressure will build over the North Atlantic.
‘During this time, an area of low pressure in between will split, and the smaller low will stall for a while near the Bay of Biscay and pump up warmer air over the UK.’
Sunday’s London Marathon was the hottest in its 38-year history, with peaks of 74F, before UK weather took a colder turn again today with many areas experiencing rain.
Wednesday will see showers in much of the UK, with highs around 61F in the South East of England and temperatures closer to 54F across much of Scotland.
A rainbow forms at St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay at sunset today, after temperatures fell following a warm spell
Tourists are not put off by the rain as they go punting on the River Cam in Cambridge today as temperatures cooled down
Tourists sit in a boat, with some of them carrying umbrellas, as they brave the rain to go out on the River Cam in Cambridge
Tourists carry umbrellas and enjoy the experience as they are pictured punting on the River Cam in Cambridge today
Scorching summery weather will be back soon, experts say, with warm winds from Eastern Europe rushing in and pushing temperatures in Britain back above 70F
Today people were pictured braving the drizzle as they went punting on the River Cam in Cambridge, while a spectacular rainbow was seen at St Mary’s Lighthouse.
Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told MailOnline: ‘Last week we had high pressure dominating the weather, this week it’s low pressure so we’ve got more unsettled conditions.
‘Last week we had southerly winds which were dragging up warmer air from the south but we’ve now got winds coming from a cooler direction.
‘Wednesday is going to be a day of sunshine and showers. Some of those showers could be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder.
‘If you’re in the wind it will feel quite chilly. Just about anywhere could see rain.
‘Thursday will be a fairly similar day with fewer showers across the south and more across the north. Friday temperatures will be quite held back with highs of only about 12C in the South East, a noticeable drop compared to the end of last week.’
Tourists in the rain outside King’s College in Cambridge, as rain returned to the UK after warmer weather last week
A group of tourists are pictured carrying umbrellas as they walk past the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge
Tourists are seen punting on the River Cam in Cambridge as they braved colder and rainier weather today
Arlo Blackmore, two, in a field of tulips in bloom near the village of East Winch in Norfolk today
A field of tulips in bloom near the village of East Winch in Norfolk today, with cloudier weather as temperatures fall
A worker is pictured today on a field of tulips in bloom near the village of East Winch in Norfolk amid cloudier weather
A lone yellow tulip is pictured this afternoon grows amongst red tulips near the village of East Winch in Norfolk
A man takes a photograph of field of tulips in bloom near the village of East Winch in Norfolk
110 goats invade gardens after being driven inland by the effects of the Beast from the East
n all the years they have roamed a rocky headland, they have been content to live on a diet of grass and wild berries.
But now a seaside resort’s famous herd of goats have, it seems, developed a taste for the finer things in life.
Unfortunately for residents, it means no vegetable patch, orchard or flower bed is safe.
The 110 Kashmiri goats invaded residential areas of Llandudno in North Wales after apparently being driven inland by a combination of the harsh winter and competition for food from rival sheep.
Claire Gough, 53, a carer, often finds the animals grazing on her lawn and eating shrubs and hedgerows. ‘I don’t mind, but the neighbour wasn’t happy as they ate all the flowers in his garden,’ she said.
The white-horned goats are descendants of a number given to Llandudno landowner Lord Mostyn by Queen Victoria in the late 19th century which made their home on the Great Orme, a 650ft limestone headland.
They used to be a tourist attraction but are now considered by many locals to be a nuisance.