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Fun In The Sun: Just One More Scorcher Left
Britain will enjoy one more day of glorious sunshine before temperatures drop and the rain makes an appearance later this week, say forecasters.
People flocked to parks and beaches as the UK basked in temperatures of 27C on Sunday.
Forecasters are predicting a gradual cooling over the next few days, with thundery showers across parts of the country on Wednesday.
It does not look as if the weather will pick up for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend.
Sky weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "One thing's for sure - it is not going to be as warm or sunny as it has been.
"Temperatures are set to fall by the Jubilee weekend as northerly winds set in, with highs of around 15 to 18C (64F). Whether or not it will rain is a different matter.
"With low pressure to the east of us over Scandinavia, cool northerly winds will spread across the UK bringing some showers, especially to eastern parts on Saturday.
"However, high pressure looks like building in during the rest of the Jubilee weekend bringing more settled and dry conditions.
"For those planning to be out it is probably best to keep up to date with the latest forecast as confidence is fairly low at the moment concerning the details."
Average maximum temperatures for England in May are 14C to 17C, while Scotland would normally be between 13C and 15C.
Last week was the driest since the end of March, according to the Environment Agency.
The highest temperatures on Sunday were recorded in the southeast and the west of England as well as the northwest of Scotland.
By mid-afternoon Wisley in Surrey had the highest temperature at 27.4C. Another hot-spot was Porthmadog in North Wales where the mercury reached 26.9C.
Kinlochewe in the Highlands was the hottest spot in the country on Saturday, at a sizzling 27.9C.
The sunny weather brought thousands of people out to see the Olympic torch relay today as it passed through south and west Wales.