That didn’t last long! Spring heatwave is put on pause after warmest day of the year so far as rainy skies are set to return…but Britain will be hotter than California next week

After people were pictured sunbathing on beaches from Southend to Brighton and Portsmouth (pictured) today, rain clouds are expected to move in from the south west bringing showers to swathes of England

By Tim Stickings

15 April 2018

The Met Office recorded the highest temperature of the year so far at Northolt in north-west London today

Temperatures are set to reach the 80s next week with a dry and sunny week expected in England and Wales

But rain and wind on Sunday will reduce feels-like temperature to just 53F (12C) with cloudy skies expected

1,500-mile African weather front will pass through Europe to make UK temperatures higher than California

The spring heatwave that brought glorious sunshine to large parts of the UK today is set to be short-lived with the return of rainy skies tomorrow.

Britain basked in the highest temperatures the country has seen so far this year, with 67F (19.5C) recorded in Northolt, north west London. 

But forecasts reveal there will be widespread outbreaks of rain on Sunday with wind reducing the feels-like temperature considerably to around 53F (12C).  

After people were pictured sunbathing on beaches from Southend to Brighton today, rain clouds are expected to move in from the south west bringing showers to swathes of England.  

But come Monday a 1,500-mile wide ‘African plume’ will set the mercury soaring, with temperatures reaching as high as 80F (27C) by Thursday.

The high pressure from the continent will bring heat more intense than in California, but England and Wales will have to suffer showers before conditions start improving again.

People pack out The Long Walk in Windsor Great Park on a sunny afternoon in the Royal borough amid warm weather today

Forecasts reveal there will be widespread outbreaks of rain on Sunday with wind reducing the feels-like temperature considerably to around 53F (12C). Pictured: Rainy spells already hit Oxford today 

People enjoy a carriage ride in Windsor Great Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon as temperatures reached a new 2018 high

Cherry blossom in bloom is pictured in the sunshine by Windsor Castle, close to the UK’s highest temperature at Northolt

Members of the public take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather to spend time on the beach in Brighton and Hove

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell told MailOnline: ‘We have seen the warmest day of the year. For many parts temperatures have been in the mid-teens but there have been a few exceptions.   

‘Tomorrow will be a slightly more disappointing day, a band of showers are working their way in from the south-west reaching all parts of England and Wales. 

‘By the afternoon many places will see a spell of rain and it will feel a little bit colder, more like 57 to 59F (14 to 15C).’

The rain will be followed by a ‘gradual improvement’ during the week with highs on Monday similar to those on Saturday, though there could still be wet weather in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

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Temperatures could reach 70 to 73F (21 to 23C) by Tuesday or Wednesday, he said, with the warmest weather predicted north-west of London and in the Midlands thanks to warm air coming in from the continent.  

He said: ‘Low pressure to the west and high pressure to the east means we’re importing warmer as we go into next week, helped by the increase in sunshine.  

‘Next week looks pretty promising if you want some warmer weather. It looks pretty dry for most of the working week in England and Wales. It’s a first warm spell of weather.’  

Warm air from the continent will bring sunny weather next week, although England and Wales will see showers tomorrow
Windsor Castle in the hazy sunshine taken from the top of The Air Forces Memorial Building, in Runnymede, Surrey, today

A person takes part in some water sports in Southend as he takes advantage of a sunny Saturday to go outside today

Members of the public take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather to spend time on the beach in Brighton and Hove

People are pictured enjoying the sunshine today at the Air Forces Memorial building in Runnymede, Surrey, today
Tourists and Londoners enjoy warm spring sunshine in St James Park in Westminster with more sunny weather expected

People sit on the grass with deckchairs in St James Park in Westminster as they enjoy a day of sunny weather in London
Two people are pictured in a boat on the Serpentine in the spring sunshine in Hyde Park, west London, this afternoon

Cyclists riding in the spring sunshine in Hyde Park, as temperatures reached a new 2018 high in London today

People relax on the grass in Hyde Park as they enjoy warm weather, with even higher temperatures expected next week

People sit by the water’s edge in Hyde Park, London, as they take advantage of a warm Saturday to go outdoors this afternoon

Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5615843/UK-basks-warm-weather-temperatures-reaching-high-67F-today.html

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