/Britain to turn dramatically colder with unseasonal cold snap after heatwave

Britain to turn dramatically colder with unseasonal cold snap after heatwave

Britain is set to “turn dramatically colder” over the bank holiday weekend, despite a 23C heat surge expected in the next few days.

BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich said once the high temperatures pass the UK will be dragged into an unseasonal cold snap with potential for wintry showers.

“It is going to turn dramatically colder,” the meteorologist warned.

“A plunge of cold air is going to work its way across all parts of the UK, unusually for the time of year.

Temperatures to plummet over the weekend and bring wintry showers, say forecasters
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“There could be wintry showers,” he added.

This comes after the  Met Office issued a yellow warning with strong winds for the west of the country, including Cornwall, Devon and Wales yesterday evening.

The warning is in place until 10am this morning with “strong easterly winds” expected to reach 50mph in some areas.

Some short term loss of power and other services, including mobile phone coverage, is also possible, while coastal areas could see large waves.

The expected heatwave will be replaced by more rain and colder temperatures

Heavy showers are also expected to sweep across the south, with wind gusts peaking at 51mph in Camborne.

But the weather will see a quick turnaround as the working week progresses –   with a return of glorious spring sunshine and 23C highs expected.

Temperatures will slowly move into the teens today before Wednesday sees the best of the sunshine and clear blue skies.

Thursday is set to bring highs of 21C before being topped by Friday at 23C.

Greg Dewhurst from the Met Office said it would warm up as the week progresses but warned about the risk of bank holiday showers.

Strong winds and heavy rain will batter the UK
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“Friday looks like a case of sunny spells and scattered showers but we could see highs of 22-23C,” he said.

“It will still be on the warm side but feeling a little more humid.

“It looks like on Thursday we will see showers pushing into western parts so in the east it will be dry with sunny spells but in the west it will be a bit cloudier with the risk of some showers.

“The driest and sunniest day is probably Wednesday, although the temperatures will not be as high as Thursday.

“On Wednesday we are looking at highs of 19C, possibly 20C, and then on Thursday it will be around 22-23C and similarly on Friday.”

But he warned showers and “longer spells of rain” will develop across the country next weekend and temperatures will drop to around 12C on Sunday.

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