Horror maps have shown summer temperatures will remain as the country embraces autumn, with the mercury on track to increase by nearly 10C since September began. Brits have basked in temperatures exceeding 35C in more than three successive heatwaves this year, nearly matching annual records. But this month saw the mercury dip towards 15C and a thick blanket of cloud, a brisk start to the new season.
The change won’t last for long though, according to weather maps, which show autumn sun will burst through the overcast conditions.
While Monday this week will see Brits suffer through another day of showers, Tuesday marks a change for the better.
A 600-mile wide “subtropical swell” of warm air is on track to collide with the west coast and pass through the UK.
Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said the swell will command warm air but in a north-south divide.
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After then, however, the UK and Spain will part ways, as cloud cover moves in once again by Wednesday.
On Thursday, sunshine will return, accompanied by much lower temperatures of 19C in London.
In Spain, however, the mercury will continue to climb, with wall-to-wall sunshine and 28C highs by next weekend.
The heat will tempt some thunderstorms, however, with heavy rain and lightning possible before then.