From Summer to Autumn in just 24 hours

Yesterday we basked in sunshine in 30 degree heat and today temperatures are set to be almost 10 degrees cooler!

The highest temperature recorded yesterday was at Frittenden in Kent and Writtle in Essex, with both sites sharing the UK hotspot of 30.2C and making it the warmest September day since 2006.

We end the week however on a damp note today, with cooler, cloudier and breezier conditions than of late. The rain will be persistent and heavy at times.

The rain will clear Richmond by this afternoon and the evening should be mostly dry making sure the Friday night revellers can still enjoy their riverside drinks without umbrellas!

The weekend forecast isn’t looking too bad, perhaps not the¬†wall to wall sunshine we have become used to and certainly not as warm as the past few days, but not a complete wash out either.

The Great River Race takes place tomorrow. Thousands of spectators are expected to line up along the banks of the River Thames. The first boats are expected to pass Hammersmith Bridge at 1.45pm, and 3.00pm at Richmond Bridge. If you are planning on heading down to the Thames path to watch the race, it might be worth keeping an umbrella to hand. Saturday is going to be a day of bright spells, but there is a risk of seeing a few showers. Hopefully we should stay dry.

Sunday looks like a largely dry and bright day, but again a few scattered showers can’t be ruled out.

Beyond the weekend, the forecast for next week looks mixed with sunshine and showers for Monday and Tuesday, however the rest of the week is looking mostly dry.

Manali Lukha