TEMPERATURES in the UK fell as low as five degrees overnight as summer comes to an end and colder weather sets in.
Brits have been warned to take a coat if they’re venturing out this morning, with temperatures in some areas set to remain in single figures for the start of the day.
The cold weather follows chilly conditions seen over the bank holiday weekend, with this year’s Bank Holiday Monday having been one of the coldest on record.
The weekend closed a tumultuous August, which this year saw the country’s hottest August day for 17 years.
Temperatures overnight were forecast to reach as low as five degrees on England’s southeastern coast, nine degrees in London, and seven degrees in the south of Wales.
Conditions were expected to be slightly warmer elsewhere, remaining in double figures in the north and above 12C in Edinburgh.
Temperatures will begin to climb through the morning, reaching 14C in the southwest and 13C in the north of England, though remaining at 10C in London.
A tweet from the Met Office’s official twitter account warned: “If you’re heading out early on Wednesday morning, and you live in the south or east of the country, then it’s worth grabbing a warm coat as there will be an autumnal chill in the air first thing.
“Some rural locations may begin the day in mid single figures.”
Into the day, the Met Office also said different parts of the country will see “contrasting weather fortunes”.
This afternoon, temperatures are set to rise to 20C on the south and east coast, though that is the warmest weather expected to be seen anywhere in the country.
The west of England is expected to see a high of 18C as well as outbreaks of rain that will move steadily eastwards.
The north of England will also see a high temperature of 18C, while in Scotland the maximum is expected to be 16C.
Into the evening, central and eastern England are expected to be dry and bright, while temperatures will still reach around 17C.
Temperatures are expected to stay mostly in the mid-teens across the rest of the country into this evening.
— to www.thesun.co.uk