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UK weather forecast: Heatwave to end as Arctic air sparks ‘significant’ change -new charts

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Britons up and down the country are currently basking in glorious sunshine as temperatures soar above 25C. The UK is currently engulfed in an area of high pressure from across the continent with Sunday on course to the hottest day of the year as mercury reaches 28C. However according to the latest weather charts the UK heatwave will be short-lived as an area of low-pressure bringing unsettled conditions closes in.

As May ends, June will see temperatures plummet in half as a winter chill and a band of rain moves across the UK.

A cold weather-system will begin moving across Britain seeing temperatures drop to single figures across parts of the UK by the end of the week.

According to Wxcharts, on Wednesday temperatures in the south with drop by as much as 10C with highs of just 15C, in the north mercury will reach 11C with 10C in Scotland.

On Thursday, temperatures in the south will continue to struggle with highs of 11C by noon and 9C in the north and 7C in Scotland.

By Friday, band of wet weather will smash large parts of the country and with it temperatures in London will again struggle to make double digits, with highs of 8C in the north and 7C in Scotland.

Met Office’s Aidan McGivern said: “For the start of next week, subtle changes taking place as an area of low pressure approaches northern Scotland.

“This will bring cooler and more unsettled weather to the North.

“It looks likely that northern parts of the country will see a change to cooler more unsettled weather around the early part of next week.

“Southern parts of the country will get hotter for a time before then also starting this gradual change to cooler more unsettled weather with an increased chance of rain or showers.”

The weather channel Metdesk wrote on Twitter: “Lots of dry, settled and warm weather to come for the UK over the weekend and into the start of next week, but conditions look set to turn significantly cooler and more changeable from the north later.”

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Before the cold snap moves across the UK, temperatures will remain in the high 20s until Tuesday, with Sunday set to be the hottest day of 2020 so far.

Met Office Nicola Maxey said: “There is little in the way of rain on the forecast for the next few days.

“It’s going to be sunny and warm and temperatures are going to continue rising into the weekend.

“On Sunday, the last day of the month, we could even see the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures creep up.”

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