UK weather – Britons will be battered by heavy showers next week

The BRITS are bracing for heavy rain this week – days after the country baked in a 26C scorcher.

Met Office forecasters predicted cloudy skies and ‘heavy showers’ across parts of the UK today before a cool night sets in.

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Britons battled heavy rain on Tynemouth seafront in North Tyneside this weekCredit: NNP
A man used his bag to take shelter from the rain in Henley-on-Thames earlier this month

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A man used his bag to take shelter from the rain in Henley-on-Thames earlier this monthCredit: Christopher Walls/Story Picture Agency

And tomorrow won’t be much better, with ‘wet and windy’ weather predicted for the north east and west of the UK as ‘tropical sea air’ hits.

But Tuesday could see the mercury rise with Britons set to enjoy sunny skies and cool breezes for the rest of the week.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told MailOnline: ‘A changing picture will emerge over the next few days, being on the hot and humid side for many.

He said it will be “hot and muggy” as the pressure builds on Monday – the day starting with sunshine before turning wet and windy in the northeast and west.

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Temperatures are set to soar again on Tuesday and London is expected to hit highs of 29C on Tuesday.

Britons should enjoy sunny skies and cool breezes for the rest of the week – but the nights may not be so pleasant.

Mr Dewhurst added: ‘It’s going to be very heavy feeling, more so at night, so expect some uncomfortable sleep, with temperatures in the late teens.’

Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said next week would bring “typically changeable British weather” – with heavy rain in places on Monday.

Although there will be sporadic showers, it will be “cooler and sunnier” by the end of the week.

It comes after Britons bathed in a 26C scorcher this week – as the first garden hose ban in 10 years was introduced.

Vacationers have flocked to beaches across the country to take advantage of the warm weather during the children’s summer vacation.

Yesterday Britons were warned they could face fines of up to £1,000 for using garden hoses as water companies impose bans.

The changes are expected to affect at least 17 million people.

Southern Water was the first to announce the measure – citing that river levels were dangerously low following a spike in demand during the record heatwave.

They warned that people could be hit with a hefty fine if they used garden hoses to water gardens, wash cars or fill ponds and swimming pools.

Other suppliers, such as Thames Water, South East Water and Walsh Water, have also warned they may follow suit, urging their combined 17 million customers to cut back on their consumption.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: ‘Southern Water’s announcement of a temporary use ban for its customers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is one of many measures that ‘These and other water companies should consider reducing unnecessary water use and protecting customer supplies and the environment.’

Britons took shelter during a heavy downpour in Henley-on-Thames on July 2

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Britons took shelter during a heavy downpour in Henley-on-Thames on July 2Credit: Christopher Walls/Story Picture Agency
Revelers basked in the sun on the sand in Bournemouth, Dorset, on Friday

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Revelers basked in the sun on the sand in Bournemouth, Dorset, on FridayCredit: BNPS
The beach was packed with sun seekers in Lyme Regis, Dorset on Friday

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The beach was packed with sun seekers in Lyme Regis, Dorset on FridayCredit: Alamy

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