Bank holiday temperatures are set to plunge as torrential showers spell a grim weekend ahead.
After a scorching summer, with temperatures well above average in most parts, forecasters are predicting a much chillier end to August.
The mercury is expected to drop "well below average" which most areas in with a chance of seeing some rain.
Latest computer models suggest frequent showers and longer spells of rain in the north and west, while drier, brighter periods are expected further south.
However, there is even a risk of some light rain falling across southern regions, with it feeling quite humid as temperatures recover into the low to mid-20s C.
Before then, It is likely to be fresh across the whole of the UK with cooler conditions bowling in from the north-west.
It should remain unsettled for most during the early part of the Bank Holiday weekend, with best of the conditions in the south of England and Wales due to high pressure located to the southwest of the UK.
A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: “High pressure builds in from the North Atlantic through this week, it will bring a north-westerly flow of cooler air.
"After several weeks of persistent above-normal temperatures, the mercury is expected to dip well below average in some areas.
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“From Thursday, things are expected to turn cooler with the chilliest day of the weekend on Saturday. As the high continues to extend eastwards, it bring a more westerly flow over the British Isles.
“Temperatures will start to recover by Sunday.”
Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds on, at 4-5, that rain falls over the Bank Holiday weekend in London despite some warm temperatures forecast.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “The temperatures are set to be quite mild for the final Bank Holiday of the summer but in true English style we think there’s a big chance of some showers spoiling the day."
It is 2-1 for temperatures to exceed thirty degrees over the weekend, whilst this August is 3-1 to be the wettest on record following some heavy rain.
“The roaring thirties we saw so frequently through the last few months might not return and there’s an outside chance of the wettest August we’ve seen if the rain comes again,” added Aitkenhead.
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