UK heatwave to end as mercury set to plummet as low as 4C

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Temperatures could plummet as low as 4C in parts of the UK at the weekend as the June heatwave comes crashing to an end.

Overnight temperatures could be fairly low for the time of year this weekend, with the lowest temperatures likely to be about 4C in rural parts of Scotland or Wales. The high levels of heat could end soon as a cold front moves in from the northwest, according to the Met Office.

Stephen Dixon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, said: "The set-up for the weekend’s weather is for a mixture of sunshine and showers for many, with the more frequent showers generally in the north of the UK, though there will be drier spells at times, though temperatures will remain slightly below average for the time of year for many."

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Mr Dixon said overnight temperatures could be into the low double figures for many later in the weekend, reports The Express. The Met Office's spokesperson said a cold front from the northwest will gradually move southeast on Thursday (June 27), heralding a change in the dominant weather regime and bringing daytime temperatures into the low-to-mid 20s Celsius for many.

He added: "In addition, Thursday will be a breezy day for much of the country, with added rain for those in the north and northwest, with some unseasonably high winds for parts of Northern Ireland and northwest Scotland."

Weather maps generated by WX Charts using MetDesk data shows 0.6mm per rain an hour due in parts of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire on Wednesday, July 3.

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