UK weather forecast: Heavy rain and thunderstorms to bring 33C heatwave to an end

The glorious end to the summer will hold for the rest of the bank holiday weekend before storms sweep across half of the country.

After a sizzling hot start yesterday to the final three day weekend of the holiday period, the fine weather will continue lifting spirits today and tomorrow.

As revellers enjoy the last day of Leeds and Reading Festival and the start of Notting Hill Carnival, the mercury will reach highs of 33C.

While the south east will enjoy the best of it, Newcastle will peak at 25C, Manchester 29C and Bristol 25C.

Scotland will also see the thermometers stick around the low-mid twenties.

But the good bout of weather will be broken by fresh storms which will hit the country on Tuesday.

“We have a bank holiday weekend and beautiful weather to go with it,” explained Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent.

It will be widely sunny across England with only small high sclouds.

“It will be hot across parts of Eastern england.”

It is not wall to wall sunshine however.

Western parts of the country, from Cornwall, up through Wales and into Manchester, will endure low, misty clouds for parts of the day.

The moisture from the ocean will cast a grey spell across large parts of isle to the west, with the Shetland Islands baring the brunt of the dinghy weather.

Unfortunately for those not living in the centre and south east of England – where basking hot, uninterrupted sunshine is on the menu for the next two days – Sunday’s grey weather sets the tone for the rest of the week.

Misty and murky weather will turn to cloudy and wet weather, with a dark front moving across from the Atlantic.

“That’s the start of the change,” explained Ms Kent.