BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said temperatures could soar to 24C today before a new weather front approaching the country from the Atlantic will hit the UK with heavy showers and lower temperatures back to the mid-teens. He said: “We could get 24C in the south-east corner later this afternoon with a little bit of hazy sunshine around before the rain will pick up this evening.
“Through the night, lots of cloud, some partly clear skies so you may be able to see the comet. Further showers across parts of northern and western Scotland.
“Temperatures will drop back into single figures.
“Tomorrow, we’re almost in between weather fronts, one clearing away that brought the rain during the evening across the south-east and another one starting to approach into Northern Ireland later on.
“In between a lot of dry weather around with a fair bit of cloud around though.
“There will be a few breaks through those clouds so some sunshine for particularly eastern Scotland and north-east England.
“A wetter day for Northern Ireland with temperatures around 15C and overall temperatures down from where you really want them this time of the year.
“Most places sitting in the teens.”
This weekend was a scorcher for many Britons as weather conditions rose to 23C in some regions of the country.
Temperature maps and charts from Weather Outlook and WX Charts indicate temperatures could reach 31C next weekend on July 18 and 19.
The conditions will be so intense that temperature maps from WXCharts show the south of England and much of Europe turning black.
However, the Met Office has said it is too early to predict and instead said temperatures are likely to remain in the mid-20s.
The weather forecast reads: “Through the beginning of the period, it will be mostly dry and settled for many areas, especially in the south of the UK.
“More unsettled conditions with spells of rain and strong winds are likely to affect the north and northwest at times.
“There is a chance that these wetter interludes could spread more widely and affect much of the UK.
“Temperatures are likely to be mostly around normal, although it may become warm for a time in the south and perhaps very warm in the southeast.”