BBC Weather: European heat blast HALTED as temperatures to PLUNGE in ...

BBC WEATHER has warned temperatures are set to plummet next week after a weekend of sunshine with parts of the UK reaching highs of 26C.

PUBLISHED: 08:35, Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:37, Sun, Sep 20, 2020

BBC Weather's Helen Willetts warned this weekend would be the last of the sunshine before autumnal conditions. By Tuesday, windy and wet weather are expected to send temperatures plunging into single figures. It comes as Britons are set to bask in 26C (78.8F) temperatures to finish the weekend, as police forces around the country continue to warn people to comply with coronavirus restrictions. 

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Ms Willetts said: "A little on the grey side for some of us this morning but it should and for most will brighten up with some sunshine.

"By the afternoon temperatures will leap into the high teens and low twenties.

"Still quite a keen breeze in the south but that's not going to stop the temperatures as yesterday from getting into the low to mid-twenties.

"Overnight the mist and the low cloud will return quite widely.

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BBC WeatherBBC Weather has warned temperatures are set to plummet next week (Image: BBC)

BBC WeatherBBC Weather's Helen Willetts warned this weekend would be the last of the sunshine (Image: BBC)

"Temperatures will ease under the clear skies so it will be chilly once again but there are changes on the way in the northwest.

"By the end of Tuesday and there's uncertainty on the timings, it does look like we're going to see quite a significant change with a spell of windy weather, wetter weather.

"We are well above average this time of year temperature-wise but it will plunge below in the middle of the

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