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Weather forecast THIS WEEK – England & Wales to see bursts of sunshine ahead of temperature plunge midweek

ENGLAND and Wales are set for bursts of sunshine today, though Northern Ireland and Scotland can expect showers and thick cloud.

It comes ahead of a plunge in temperatures midway through the week, with the mercury set to drop by as much as 10C.

Brits were seen making the most of the sunshine yesterday, with many flocking to beaches and parks.

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    'UNSETTLED' WEATHER EXPECTED BEYOND WEDNESDAY

    In a forecast covering Wednesday to Friday, the Met Office said: “Turning much colder than recently and unsettled with showers and occasional longer spells of rain.

    “Some drier, brighter interludes are also likely, especially in the west on Friday.”

  • AUTUMN EQUINOX

    The Autumn Equinox is set to fall at 2.30pm tomorrow.

    The equinox is when the centre of the Sun crosses the Earth's equator – meaning that the day in most places is slightly longer than 12 hours and the night slightly shorter than 12 hours.

  • 'A TALE OF TWO HALVES'

    Here's the word on tomorrow's forecast from the Met Office…

  • BRRRRACE YOURSELVES – THE TEMPERATURE'S ABOUT TO DROP

    For many Brits, the warm September weather will end tomorrow.

    But the whole country is predicted to be 10c cooler by Thursday.

    The mercury hit 25.4c in Yeovilton, Somerset on Monday

    Meteorologist Martin Bowles told the Evening Standard: “We are saying there could be a 10C change in the maximum temperature.

    “We have had this period of rather summery weather over the last few days – that is going to change on Tuesday and Wednesday, quite significantly.”

  • BRITS ENJOY THE BEACH IN BOURNEMOUTH

    Brits were seen enjoying the last of the summer weather in Bournemouth – ahead of a cold and windy end to the week.



  • GLORIOUS SUNSET IN WALES

    People are seen packing the cliffs of Rhossili Bay on Swansea's Gower coast to watch a spectacular sunset at the end of a glorious day in south Wales.



  • WEATHER WILL 'FLIP' MIDWEEK

    BBC meteorologist Susan Powell has said that the weather will “flip” midweek – and said there are “big changes” ahead.

    She told the Mirror: “By mid-week it will be much cooler, much windier, and for many, wetter as well.

    “Midweek is when things really flip… Positioning of our rainfall a little tricky to be precise about at the moment, there are so many fronts in the second part of the week queuing up to come in.”

  • HIGHS OF 16C FROM THURSDAY

    The Met Office has said that 16C is set to be the highest temperature anywhere in the UK by Thursday.

    It is still going to be warm, dry and sunny in parts of the UK tomorrow – in areas such as south-east England, the Midlands and East Anglia – but cloud is set to build up in the North West.

  • METEOLOOK FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

    According to forecaster Meteolook, tomorrow will be grey with outbreaks of rain for much of England and Wales.

    However, it is expected that western regions will become bright later with snny spells in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    For Thursday, it will be chilly and unsettled with plenty of cloud and frequent heavy showers.

  • UK TO COOL DOWN AFTER WEDNESDAY

    After a day of blazing sunshine for much of the country, the weather is about to get a whole lot colder and feel more “autumnal”, the Met Office says,

    In a forecast covering Wednesday to Friday, the Met Office said: “Turning much colder than recently and unsettled with showers and occasional longer spells of rain.

    “Some drier, brighter interludes are also likely, especially in the west on Friday.”

  • 10C CHANGE IN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

    Met Office operational meteorologist Martin Bowles said there could be as much as a 10C change in the maximum temperature in the UK in the coming days.

    He said: “We have had this period of rather summery weather over the last few days – that is going to change on Tuesday and Wednesday, quite significantly.”

    It comes as warm air from southern Europe is replaced by cold air from the north Atlantic which should see temperatures drop by Thursday.



  • 'POLAR PLUME'

    The UK is due to be hit by a “polar plume” – and there could even be snowfall in parts of the country this week.

    If the storm – the first of winter – develops enough to prompt amber warnings, the Met Office will name it Storm Aiden.

    Rain and brisk winds are likely from Wednesday.

    And the cold front will trigger a dramatic drop in temperatures, with London dropping 10C from 25C on Sunday to just 15C on Thursday.

  • SCOTLAND TO SEE SHOWERS AND COLD WEATHER THIS WEEK

    The rain is set to dampen spirits in Scotland after a sunny Monday, with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen all likely to see showers over the course of the week.

    From Wednesday into the weekend, Scotland will see highs of just 12C.

    And as the chilly weather continues, snow is forecast on Scotland's high ground over the weekend – and may also threaten northern England's Pennines, according to The Weather Outlook.

  • 'UNSETTLED WEATHER' ON THE CARDS FOR REST OF SEPTEMBER

    According to the Met Office, next week “will feel more like autumn”, with wet, windy weather and cooler air.

    Matthew Box, Met Office meteorologist said: “Unsettled weather is possibly on the cards towards the end of September.

    “While it is still early, a number of these cyclones in the Atlantic could have some influence on our weather as we head towards the final part of September.”

  • SEPTEMBER SUNSHINE

    The beach in Brighton was busy this afternoon with large groups gathering in the September sunshine.

  • UNSETTLED WEEK

    The weather will be unsettled for the rest of this week after Tuesday, according to The Weather Outlook.

    Forecasters say: “All regions can expect wet and windy periods.

    “It will often be quite cool with winds coming from a north or northwesterly direction.”

  • LAST SPELL OF WARM WEATHER

    Two men sit in an inflatable kayak in the Albert Dock during a spell of warm weather in Liverpool.

  • RAIN AND WINDS THIS WEEK

    A Met Office forecaster said: “Rain and strengthening winds with possible gales in the West are expected on Wednesday, with further rain and windy conditions through the rest of the week, when the North may see gales.

    “Temperatures will be cool and frost may be seen in parts of the North.”

  • RELAXING IN THE SUN

    People sit in Soho square in London to enjoy another sunny day before the weather gets colder.

  • FLOOD ALERT – RICHMOND

    A flood alert is in place at Richmond as river levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides.

    The forecast high tide will be 4.67 mAOD at 6.30pm today, the Environment Agency warned.

    Flooding of low-lying roads and footpaths is expected, but flooding of properties is not.

  • WEATHER FORECAST FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

    The Met Office's weather forecast from Wednesday to Friday says: “Turning much colder than recently and unsettled with showers and occasional longer spells of rain.

    “Some drier, brighter interludes are also likely, especially in the west on Friday.”

  • SUNSEEKERS HEAD TO THE SEA

    Sunseekers went to the sea in Brighton and Bournemouth to enjoy the sunshine today.

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