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Heavy Rain And Thunderstorms To Follow Bank Holiday Heatwave

Heavy Rain And Thunderstorms To Follow Bank Holiday Heatwave

Many Brits have been enjoying fine weather over the bank holiday weekend, which has brought ample opportunity for barbecues, beer gardens and impromptu trips to the seaside.

According the Met Office, temperatures have now reached sweltering new records for the late August bank holiday, with the mercury expected to reach highs of 33°C on Monday (26 August) in parts of the South East.

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Other parts of the UK haven't been exactly reaching for their hot water bottles either. Newcastle will reach highs of at 25°C; Manchester and Bristol will peak at 29°C and 25°C respectively.

However, it's probably best to hold your horses before you dash out and buy that fancy new sunbed for your back garden. Like all good things, splendid weather in the UK doesn't last forever.

This weekend's heatwave, which saw temperatures reach an new record for the last August bank holiday, is set to end on Tuesday. Credit: PA
This weekend's heatwave, which saw temperatures reach an new record for the last August bank holiday, is set to end on Tuesday. Credit: PA

Tuesday (27 August) will see the arrival of thunderstorms and fierce rain to the UK, with the current golden sunshine replaced by cloudy wet grimness.

Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent told the Mirror how a 'dark front' is set to move over to the UK from the Atlantic.

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She said: "That's the start of the change. Rain is starting to rear it's head. It's a gradual change.

"While the south east will keep the best of the warm and sunny weather on Tuesday, with temperatures hitting 32°C, elsewhere it's a different kettle of fish. Cloudier.

"It's going to be a wet. They say three hot days and then a thunderstorm and that's going to be true."

The Met Office has warned that we can expect heavy rain and thunderstorms as the bank holiday heatwave comes to an end. Credit: PA
The Met Office has warned that we can expect heavy rain and thunderstorms as the bank holiday heatwave comes to an end. Credit: PA

The rest of the week could well see thundery showers, with the west and north west being particularly cold and windy.

Fortunately, this fleeting burst of summer heat couldn't have come on a better weekend, with many people currently sunning themselves at a variety of events, including Manchester Pride, Notting Hill Carnival and Leeds & Reading Festival.

While soaking up these last few summer rays, make sure to stay well-hydrated and keep an eye out for those who may be struggling with the heat.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Weather, uk news

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