After the hottest late August Bank Holiday on record, you can guarantee what’s coming next.
Forecasters say cool temperatures and torrential downpours are set to sweep across the UK, bringing an abrupt end to sweltering heat and clear-blue skies.
They have even suggested there might be a touch of frost in the north later in the week.
Temperatures hit 28.2C (82.8F) in Holbeach, southern Lincholnshire, on Monday – exceeding the previous 1984 record of 27.2C (81F) in East Bergholt, Suffolk.
A ridge of high pressure caused the humid weather over the last few days.
Forecasters say cool temperatures and torrential downpours are set to sweep across the UK, bringing an abrupt end to sweltering heat and clear-blue skies
It saw sun seekers flock to Britain’s coastal hotspots – while holidaymakers in the Mediterranean hid under umbrellas as storms hit the Spanish coast.
But the mercury is predicted to drop to the mid-teens over the next few days, with the prospect of some frost in some areas of northern England by the end of the week. Senior forecaster with the Met Office, Marco Petagna, said: ‘There is no sign of any prolonged period of hot weather.
‘Monday was pretty warm but things are going to be turning much cooler, with a three-way split across the country.’
‘There will be scattered showers and it will feel quite breezy – there is even scope for a little bit of frost later in the week’, he added.
Mr Petagna said it would be ‘much cooler’ in the south west of England, Wales and the Midlands due to scattered rainfall and cloudy skies.
In Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England temperatures might only reach 15-18C (59-64.4F).
But it will be warmer in the South East by the weekend, with temperatures going back into the 20s.
Experts have even suggested there might be a touch of frost in the north later in the week
But the mercury is predicted to drop to the mid-teens over the next few days, with the prospect of some frost in some areas of northern England
Weather forecaster, Meteogroup UK, said today will be cloudy throughout south and central areas of Britain, with a chance of ‘showery outbreaks of rain’.
Showers are expected in the west, but sunny and bright spells are predicted for northern areas.
The company said there would be sunny spells tomorrow, but with possible chances of thundery and heavy showers – particularly across northern and central areas.
The south-east is predicted to remain largely dry for Thursday, but heavy showers might break out across eastern England on Friday.
The west and north looks to stay largely bright and dry with some sunny intervals.