UK weather forecast: Brits hit the beach to bask in 26C sunshine with toasty temperatures set to continue for days

Rebecca Speare-Cole
People enjoy the sunny weather in Broadstairs, Kent: PA

Brits are enjoying a glorious Indian summer as revellers hit the beach this weekend to bask in 26C sunshine.

Forecasters say that the temperatures are set to continue next week as the UK enjoys a toasty start to autumn.

While Monday is set to be a cooler, cloudier day, temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week, according to the Met Office.

It comes as temperatures hit 26.9C in St James's Park on Sunday, and revellers across the country were making the most of the end-of-summer rays.

People enjoy the sunny weather in Broadstairs, Kent. (PA)

Met Office spokeswoman, Helen Roberts said: "Top temperatures today was 26.9C recorded at St James's Park in London, and it was very sunny in the south and southeast."

She added that on Saturday the mercury reached 24C at both Heathrow and Kew Gardens in what shaped up to be a scorching weekend.

People enjoy the sunny weather in Broadstairs, Kent. (PA)

"But Monday is going to be very different in the south of England," she said. "We have a front bringing in a lot of clouds to southern parts of the UK.

"So it will be quite damp and drizzly. But the northern parts of the UK will be much brighter, although still cool and fresh," she added.

People enjoy the sunny weather in Broadstairs, Kent. (PA)

"For everyone it will feel much cooler than it has been recently."

Ms Roberts went on to say said that temperatures will start to climb again from Tuesday and as the week goes on the country will see plenty of sunshine again.

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"Much of the rest of the week will be quite and settled," she said.

"Temperatures will generally be climbing as we hit Friday and Saturday.

"There will be occasional cloudy spells especially for northern Scotland.

"But in general there will be a lot of fine weather this week."

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