Temperatures drop as sun takes a break in West Midlands

Temperatures are set to drop today after a sunny start to the West Midlands' weekend. After unabated sunshine on Saturday, and a rare 48 hours of blue skies, it is predicted to be cooler and cloudier on Sunday, June 23.

BirminghamLive has reported how temperatures are set to surge later this week. However, Sunday's Met Office forecast is more sedate. Temperatures in Birmingham are predicted to be between 17C and 24C today.

Worse, forecasters say the sun is unlikely to break through the clouds all that often. This is largely due to an increase in wind speeds, reaching up to 25mph in some parts, which will cause humidity levels to fall.

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The weather is reflective of the rest of the UK - with some parts seeing a 10C drop today. The south coast, which has been enjoying particularly warm weather recently, will be among the coolest areas today, with temperatures hovering around 16 or 17C.

The Southeast of England, especially East Sussex and West Sussex, will experience windy conditions. In particular, Seaford, East Sussex, will see temperatures drop to 16C today.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman has provided insights into the upcoming weather patterns, stating: "After a brief, less settled interlude today and tomorrow, fine conditions will return by Sunday and into the beginning of next week. For much of the UK this will be accompanied by a boost in temperatures with many places reaching the mid-20Cs."

He further added, "Some central and southern areas are likely to see temperatures approaching the values needed for heatwave conditions. Heatwave conditions need to remain in situ for three consecutive days, and by the beginning to middle of next week it is possible that some parts of the UK could be reaching heatwave thresholds. However, whether or not everyone experiences heatwave thresholds, the majority of the UK will experience the highest temperatures so far this year."