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UK weather forecast – Temperatures to plunge to 12C today after weekend scorcher

TEMPERATURES are set to plunge to 12C today after a weekend scorcher across Britain.

Cloud and rain is also expected to gradually make its way across parts of the country throughout the day, as the weather cools down.

It follows a weekend scorcher with Brits basking in temperatures of up to 24C in the South East yesterday and lots of the country hitting the low 20s.

Northern Scotland will start off its day with temperatures as low as 12C and expected only to rise to a peak of 13C.

Other parts of more Eastern and Southern Scotland could hit 18C at its peak while the South East is forecast to be head towards a sweltering 23C.

The Midlands is set to remain steady between 14C and 17C while the South West could move between 13C and 17C.

Rain is also expected to fall through Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and northern England with the South East largely remaining dry.

But sun seekers might be in for a treat as another mini heatwave could be on its way.

It is predicted that we are set to be scorched by a heatwave next week with temperatures reaching 30C on Sunday, Netweather maps show.

The conditions will be so intense that temperature maps from WXCharts show the south of England and much of Europe turning black, the Express reports.

The Met Office said it was "too early" to tell if there will definitely be a heatwave but temperatures could be in the "mid-20s".

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “On Monday we may see temperatures of 25C to 26C in the far South East. It will warm up gradually as the week goes on, it's not going to quickly shoot up.

"Generally the dry and sunny weather will persist over that period for most of England and Wales.”

It comes as leading bookmaker Coral has odds on at 1-2 for it to be the hottest July on record

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: "The rain of early July looks set to become a distant memory and we make this month firmly odds on to break the record as the hottest ever.”

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