UK weather forecast latest: Temperatures set to drop 10C in parts of country as mini-heatwave comes to an end



Temperatures are set to drop by 10C by the end of the week as a mini-heatwave comes to an end across a large swathe of the UK.

It comes after Sunday’s London Marathon saw the mercury reach a record-breaking 23.5C. The previous highest temperature at the event was 22.7C.

However by Friday the capital’s temperatures will be no higher than 13C, forecasters said.

Not everywhere in the UK enjoyed sunshine on Sunday, with northern and western parts experiencing cloud and rain.

And over the coming days the whole of the country will see cooler conditions as more overcast, wet weather moves in.

Speaking about today’s marathon, Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told the Standard: “The highest temperatures I have seen so far are in St James’s Park, where they reached 23.5C, so it’s officially the warmest on record.

“There has been plenty of sunshine so far for the race and a fine picture for the rest of the day, maybe the odd shower.

“Elsewhere, there has been rain across northern and western parts of the UK – there is very much a north west/south east divide – and away from the south east a much fresher feeling as well.

“We are also keeping an eye on some heavy showers which are developing in East Anglia.”

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Sunshine on Primrose Hill

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People enjoy the hot weather in St. James’s Par

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People enjoy the hot weather in St James’s Park, London

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A couple enjoy the sun at Green Park in London

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Runners enjoy a warm morning in St James’s Park

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A couple enjoy the warm weather at Green Park in London

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St James’s Park dazzles in the sunshine

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The sun rises over London

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Emma Peleshok enjoys the flowers in St James’s Park

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Horse Guard’s Parade pictured in the sunshine

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He added that temperatures will steadily decrease over the course of the week.

He said: “Into tomorrow it will be quite a dry and bright start to the working week, much fresher though with temperatures down to single figures in some places at the start of day.

“It will still be sunny in the south east, western and northern parts cloudy and wet. It will be noticeably cooler with maximum temperatures of 17C in the south east.

“Temperatures will be closer to where they should be for this time of year the rest of the week, with showers and some bright spells. By Friday, at best it will be 13C.”



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