Brits bake in longest heatwave for FIVE YEARS but cooler temperatures to come this week

A cool front is set to sweep in from the north after England recorded its hottest day of the year so far on Sunday.

Temperatures of 32.4C (90F) were recorded in Gosport, Hampshire, the Met Office said.

Monday looks set to be the 16th consecutive day of temperatures over 28C (82F), making the scorching spell the longest the UK has seen since 2013, when there were 19 consecutive days of temperatures over 28C.

But a cool front is making its way south from Scotland and will see temperatures drop to the low-to-mid 20s for much of England from Tuesday, Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell confirmed.

It will be particularly cool on the east coast, with forecast temperatures in the high teens to low 20s.

Ms Mitchell said after one of the driest Junes on record, there could be the chance of some isolated showers across England this week as water companies urged people to use water sparingly to avoid a potential hosepipe ban.

United Utilities, which serves homes and businesses in the North West – said it "urgently needed help and support" to stop a ban from coming into force.

A hosepipe ban in Northern Ireland is now entering its second week and another was introduced across the whole of Ireland on Friday.

Ms Mitchell said: "The weather front draped across parts of the north west is slowly sinking itself south as the day (Sunday) goes on.

"Temperatures are going to cool down a bit and we're going to see fresher conditions.

"It will still be very warm, less hot than recently, with the risk across the country for showers.

"A bit of rain could be quite welcome for some people, particularly across the south."

Last month was one of the top five driest Junes on record with some parts of England seeing just 6% or expected rainfall, according to Met Office provisional figures.

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