The mini-heatwave is set to come to an end tomorrow as rain hits the country with temperatures struggling to reach 60F (15.5C).
Scotland and northern England may even experience lows of -5C with snow and ice returning in a ‘rewind to winter’.
Luckily many Britons have spent the weekend lapping up the warm weather, flocking to beaches and parks.
Yesterday’s London Marathon was the hottest in its 38-year history, with peaks of 23.5C. The previous record was 22.7C.
Saturday night saw heavy rainfall and lightening across the south west and south east of England, which moved up to more central and northern areas in the early hours.
Yesterday’s highest UK temperatures were recorded in Gravesend, Kent 76.1F (24.5C), Norwich and Southend-on-Sea in Essex, both 75.1F (24C).
Britons were spotted enjoying the spring sunshine on Wimbledon Common in south west London yesterday but the mini-heatwave is set to come to an end as rain hits the country
Temperatures will struggle to reach 60F (15.5C) tomorrow, but temperatures at the London marathon today peaked at a record 28.5C (pictured: people enjoying the sunshine on Wimbledon Common)
Britons woke up to temperatures hotter than Africa on Sunday and have headed to beaches and parks (Brighton pictured) to make the most of summer-like conditions before the UK ‘rewinds to winter’ next week
Sunbathers are pictured on the beach in Brighton on Sunday as they enjoy the last of the good weather for around a week
Blue skies are pictured over the River Thames in Sonning, Berkshire yesterday where temperatures hit as high as 24C
On Sunday people continued to make the most out of the last of the good weather, flocking in large numbers to beaches, parks and beauty spots nationwide.
The biggest coastal dash of the year has seen 125,000 visitors in Brighton on Saturday and Sunday, with 50,000 in Bournemouth and 25,000 in Blackpool.
Daytrippers clogged roads, with traffic jams expected on coastal routes including the A23 to Brighton, A31 to Dorset, A30 to Cornwall and M55 to Blackpool.
Overnight storms meant PGA professional golfer Chris Reed was made homeless after fire tore through his house when lightning struck the roof.
He said he lost everything in the blaze at his £500,000 property in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.
Fire crews rushed to the scene to tackle the huge blaze after lighting is believed to have struck the property’s roof.
One person who is understood to be a family member of Reed has been has been taken to hospital by Isle of Wight Ambulance service. It is also understood that Mr Reed and his family lost a pet in the blaze.
Dramatic photos of lightning above the sea off Bournemouth and other parts of Southern England show huge flashes lighting up the night sky.
The Met Office warned there could be some flooding to homes and businesses overnight, potentially loss of power from lightning strikes and poor driving conditions caused by spray from the rain water.
Areas of the UK will be hotter than Morocco today with those running the London Marathon experiencing the hottest race in its 38-year history at 23.5C
A sunny London is pictured flooded with thousands of people for the 38th London Marathon, which took over the capital
The Forth Bridge in Scotland is pictured in blue cloudy skies yesterday morning as a steam train passes over the iconic structure
Sightseers and rail enthusiasts got a rare glimpse of a steam train crossing the Forth Bridge in Scotland
The balmy weather has seen people out camping this weekend. One man is pictured sitting in the sun in Wrothram, Kent
Happy camper: A man is pictured having breakfast in the sunshine in Wrothram, Kent as temperatures soared on Sunday
Gorgeous summer-like scenes are pictured near the River Thames in Sonning, Berkshire as temperatures remained high
A boat is pictured sailing along the River Thames in Berkshire as the summer-like weather conditions continue across the UK – but sadly it won’t last
Happy Sunday! Walkers are pictured alongside the River Thames in Sonning, Berkshire yesterday afternoon as the sun shines
People were seen on the banks of the Thames at Sonning, Berkshire on Sunday as Britain woke up to blue skies and sunshine
Cold air from the north west of the UK around Iceland is blamed for the change in weather expected next week, with cool temperatures set to last until next weekend.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: ‘After a warm Sunday for the Marathon, there’s a big change ahead, with much cooler temperatures and rain or showers.
‘From 29C before the weekend, we’ll go down to 14-15C highs in midweek, with hints of cooler air following from the north-west.
‘Showers could be wintry from Tuesday over Scottish mountains, with hail in showers in other parts.
‘Patchy grass frost is possible in the North from midweek, with 2C lows in Scotland and colder air possibly following.
‘But at least most people are used to the cool weather after the cold March and start to April.’
Heatwave leaves Cambridge beauty spots covered in litter with residents grumbling about the mess
These shocking images show reams of rubbish left behind by revellers following the recent heatwave.
Mounds of litter were left strewn across parks and punts in Cambridge, where hundreds of people came out to enjoy scorching temperatures.
But they had little thought for refuse teams left to clear-up the mess – abandoning bottles, cans and food wrappers in their wake.
Locals were quick to criticise the carnage, which had turned the city’s green areas into waste ground.
Mounds of litter were left strewn across parks and punts in Cambridge, where hundreds of people came out to enjoy scorching temperatures. Pictured: Overflowing bins are pictured on Jesus Green
Cambridge locals were quick to criticise the carnage, which had turned the city’s green areas into waste ground
Joyce Phillips, 49, said: ‘I understand people want to go out and have a good time in the sunshine, but I don’t know why they can’t clear up after themselves.
‘We are very lucky to have some beautiful parks and green spaces in Cambridge but they get destroyed at the drop of a hat.
‘People should have more respect for the area and the workers who have to go out and tidy up to get things back to normal.’
Among the rubbish were used disposable barbecues and discarded meat packaging after people had cooked for themselves in the great outdoors.
Surveyor Tim Price, 53, said: ‘It’s not nice to see the following day. I walk my dog through these areas and she is of course drawn to the smells the packaging gives off.
‘Just think what other wildlife and vermin they’re attracting.
One of the university city’s famous punts is pictured full of beer cans, carrier bags and other rubbish after the recent hot weather
Temperatures in Cambridge rocketed to a tropical 27 degrees last week, making it hotter than Barcelona, Athens and Los Angeles
‘It can’t be pleasant if you have children either, you expect these places to be safe for them to play in but who knows what they could get into.
‘It’s just a shame people can’t take responsibility for their own mess.’
Temperatures in Cambridge rocketed to a tropical 27 degrees last week, making it hotter than Barcelona, Athens and Los Angeles.
The sweltering heat broke records for the hottest April day for 70 years. Residents donned their sunglasses, slapped on the sunscreen and took to the outdoors.
On Jesus Green by the river, families tucked into ice creams, while others sheltered with a book under the trees.
Tourists floated down the River Cam on punts and workers took their lunch breaks on the city’s lawns.
However, temperatures are set to significantly plummet this week where they will remain in the mid to high teens over the coming month.
Tourists floated down the River Cam on punts and workers took their lunch breaks on the city’s lawns (pictured Jesus Green)
Britain woke up to temperatures hotter than Africa today after storms brought thunder and lightening to much of the country last night. Pictured: the sun rises over Bass Rock Lighthouse in the Firth of the Forth near North Berwick, Scotland
Areas of the UK will be hotter than Morocco today. Pictured: The sun rises over North Berwick, Scotland this morning
Gorgeous red skies are pictured over Bass Rock Lighthouse in the Firth of the Forth, near North Berwick in Scotland today
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze added: ‘We’ll rewind towards wintry weather. The weather will crash back down to earth.
‘A giant drop in temperatures is ahead after the heatwave. Highs will be 15C or so lower than leading into the weekend.
‘Scotland could see snow on mountains, with -5C in glens, with 0C in northern England from midweek, and frost.
‘Daytimes will struggle, with single figures in the North, as cold air comes in from the north-west, and all parts are likely to have wet weather at times.’
The sky turned purple as huge flashes of thunder crashed over the south coast last night. Pictured: An electrical storm over Lake Pier in Poole, Dorset
Lightning bolts spread out across the blue night sky above Southsea, Hampshire, last night as storms swept the country
Lightening is pictured lighting up the sky over Evesham, Worcestershire last night after the heatwave on Friday and Saturday
Last night saw heavy rainfall and lightening across the south west and south east of England, which moved up to more central and northern areas in the early hours
Lightning strikes in Stoneleigh, Surrey, last night after the Met Office said thunderstorms and rain would rumble across parts of Britain today
Following a ‘mini heatwave’ this week which saw Britain enjoy the warmest April day since 1949, forecasters warned of thunder and showers. Pictured: Lightning off Bournemouth
A lighting strike to the roof of golfer Chris Reed’s home on the Isle of Wight (pictured) is believed to have sparked a blaze which tore through the £500,000 house last night
Lightning struck across much of the south west of England last night, as pinpointed by this map from lightningmaps.org