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United Kingdom weather to stay warmer than average until October

United Kingdom weather to stay warmer than average until October

The heatwave that has gripped the United Kingdom for much of the summer is finally coming to an end with thunderstorms and lower temperatures moving in.

Temperatures are predicted to drop by as much as ten degrees in some areas of the United Kingdom this week.

It said the weather will be cooler from Wednesday, with sunshine and showers for many in a continuing theme that will bring "a risk of hail" in the north towards the weekend, and rain in the south-west.

After two full months of heatwave temperatures, Ireland is set to get a week off over the next few days.

"For August-October, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average".

However, after a sweltering hot summer, the United Kingdom could see warmer-than-average temperatures in the autumn, according to the Met Office.

But the Met Office analysis suggests warm, dry conditions could return and continue into the autumn.

"Sea surface temperatures close to the United Kingdom have reached near-record levels as a result of the prolonged hot and sunny weather", said the Met Office.

The mercury is set to rocket past 30C (85F) in parts of the United Kingdom on Monday, with 33C possible in London and to the east of the capital as the working week kicks off.

The outlook - used by planners, businesses and government to start plotting weather-related decisions - shows an increased chance of high-pressure systems close to the United Kingdom, meaning settled conditions are more likely than unsettled weather from our typical Atlantic weather systems.

Temperatures are expected to soar above 30C on Monday and Tuesday this week as Britain continues to feel the effects of the record-breaking heatwave boiling Europe.

The spokesman warned of hard driving conditions in areas hit by heavy rain and winds.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes said the United Kingdom could still see 35C at least once this week before the heatwave ends.

Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: "We've been treated to one of the best summers ever and while that soon looks set to change, we're still expecting at least one more scorching day this week".