The Met Desk chart predicts that by Thursday evening, much of the UK will actually be colder than average for the time of year, with the exception of Scotland which will cling on to the warmth. And it looks like the heat won’t be coming back – by the end of the month, the chart suggests that temperatures will plummet to up to seven degrees Celsius below average. The Met Office site warned “changeable” weather is likely to dominate next week.
It said: “Changeable weather is likely to continue next week, with a risk of showers for most parts and perhaps some longer spells of rain.
“The showers could become heavy, with a small risk of thunderstorms, especially across the south of the UK.
“There will also be some drier spells, with these most likely in the north and northwest of Scotland.
“Temperatures will be close to or slightly above average for the time of year, with the northwest likely to see the best of these.
“The changeable conditions are most likely to continue through to the end of the period, with showers at times.
“There will still be some drier and brighter interludes too, particularly across the north and northwest, with these perhaps becoming longer lasting at the end of May.”
Meanwhile, BBC Weather forecast “more unsettled” conditions for Europe as temperatures drop in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus throughout the weekend, alongside “showery bursts of rain” for England and France.
Europe is set for plummeting temperatures through the course of the weekend, as an “Atlantic air mass” hits Spain. Meanwhile, Greece and the Balkans has seen very wet conditions, and even some “heavy snow”.
Temperatures are currently “very hot” in Cyprus and other parts of the eastern Mediterranean, but are expected to drop towards the end of the week.
BBC weather presenter Stav Danaos said: “There’s more unsettled weather for the south-east of Europe over the next few days.
It’s been ever so wet across Greece and the Balkans with some heavy snow as well.
“This area of low pressure just circulating there, going to bring further showers and strong winds to Corsica, Sardinia, parts of Italy, Sicily and then in towards Greece again on Thursday.
“Meanwhile the first area of that low-pressure stem is moving northwards, weakening as it does so.
“But it’s going to introduce more cloud and some showers to central and northern parts of the continent to end the week.