UK basks in last day of sunshine before wet and windy weather arrives

People enjoy the sunshine in Hyde Park, London (Picture: Getty)

Brits should make the most of the sunny weekend because things are set to change over the next few days.

Much of the UK has enjoyed unusual levels of sunshine and warm temperatures, with highs of 25.7C recorded at Valley near Holyhead in Wales on Saturday.

But this is likely to be the last day of summery weather with rain expected from tonight when the remains of hurricane Humberto arrive.

Meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “Today we’re expecting temperatures around 26 degrees, maybe 27, which would be above average for the time of year.

“Obviously at this time in September, it averages 17 or 18 in the south and about 14 in the north.”

A man sunbathes in Hyde Park (Picture: Getty)

Ms Mitchell said category three storm Humberto has left Bermuda and is travelling across the Atlantic towards the UK and will hit the western side of Britain tonight.

She added: “There is a lot set to change tonight.

“We have got some heavy rainfall coming, mainly in the west. It will come in from Northern Ireland, Wales and western parts of England.

“The rain is set to come in tonight and it will be quite cloudy and wet from tonight into tomorrow, where we will start to see that heavy rain arrive.”

People enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Brighton (Picture: Getty)
People cast shadows on to their deckchairs as they sunbathe on Whitby beach in Yorkshire (Picture: Getty)

Ms Mitchell said there would be a low-pressure system coming from the Atlantic from tomorrow that will drive the rain in from the west.

The meteorologist added the warm air from the continent that caused Saturday’s sunny weather is likely to cause more rain as these two weather systems collide.

She said: “It means it’s quite a moist atmosphere, which often brings some heavier rain. The outlook into the start of October does look to stay largely changeable.”