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Parts of the UK are braced for a double-digit temperature drop as the warm weather gives way to wind and rain. (Ben Birchall/PA)

Parts of the UK are braced for a double-digit temperature drop as the warm weather gives way to wind and rain. (Ben Birchall/PA)

Parts of the UK are braced for a double-digit temperature drop as the warm weather gives way to wind and rain. (Ben Birchall/PA)

Parts of the UK are braced for a double-digit temperature drop as the warm weather gives way to wind and rain.

Temperatures peaked at 28.2C in Holbeach, southern Lincolnshire, on Monday - the hottest on record in late August.

But some beaches, which were packed over the weekend, were deserted by yesterday with the arrival of cooler weather and rain.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said "it's going to feel quite cold" as temperatures plunge.

"We are looking at mid-teens, so we are looking at a 10C drop in some areas," she said.

The southern half of the UK is experiencing rain and some heavy showers, while sunny spells in the north will be broken by showers.

Forecasters said the wet weather is set to continue this week, with a risk of thunder.

Belfast Telegraph