UK beachgoers bask in the sun but the good weather might not last | UK weather
Crowds have flocked to the beaches to soak up the sun as temperatures hit nearly 23C in parts of England amid warnings the hot weather is not going to last.
Photographs show hundreds of people crowded onto Bournemouth Beach in Dorset on Saturday, while in the north, kayakers made their way to Derwentwater in the Lake District.
Temperatures peaked at 22.8 ° C in Wisley in Surrey at 3 p.m., 22.7 ° C in Hull and 22.6 ° C in St James’ Park in central London.
Mercury is expected to rise even more on Sunday, with 24 ° C expected in London and 21 ° C in Newcastle. However, Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent warned that “it won’t be a sun all over the place.”
She added: “Sunday morning there will be a lot of cloud in central England, east Wales and the south west. And in that area there will be epidemics of rain, with sometimes stronger rain gusts in the southwest. ”
There will be a mix of sunny spells elsewhere throughout the morning but the weather will start to turn later in the day with a chance of widespread showers.
Northern Ireland and northern Scotland will see the best of times on Sunday, with only the forecast of “weird rogue showers” during the day, Kent said.
Showers and cloudy skies are forecast for northern England on Monday, changing to sunshine, with thunder and heavy showers by mid-afternoon in the central and eastern parts.
Kent said weather warnings could be put in place depending on the severity of the downpours. Despite the volatile weather, temperatures are forecast to reach 25 ° C in London and up to 21 ° C in northern Scotland.