Heatwave grinds to halt as UK temperatures tumble to 13C as cold plume hits

THE UK heatwave will come to a swift end this week with heavy rainfall and plummeting temperatures set to heap misery on Brits.

July will start off much cooler than last week where the mercury rocketed to 34C – forcing many Brits to apply many layers of sun cream. 

Today, showers will lash northern parts of northern England with further outbreaks happening as bands move southeast. 

The miserable conditions will keep temperatures low in the north with figures struggling to stay in the 20s, with lows of 13C.

Tonight, downpours will blight Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England while other areas will feel rather chilly.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said the miserable conditions wouldn’t be particularly heavy. 

He added: “While many places will see sunny conditions, isolated showers will appear across southern England and Wales. 

“Some place will see showers burst 10 to 15 millimetres in an hour, but it won’t be especially heavy.” 

Thankfully, there will be sunny spells for spectators heading down to Wimbledon.

Met Office forecaster Martin Bowles said: “It’s quite a good forecast as far as Wimbledon is concerned. 

“For the most part for the first week, we’re expecting it to be dry.” 

The sunny weather could see the mercury rise to 24C later today before dropping down to 21 or 22C.

But, even if the rain falls, fans will be able to continue watching top tennis stars at court No1 thanks to a new retractable roof.