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UK weather forecast – Britons are basking in glorious 18C sunshine today

BRITS are basking in glorious sunshine today – but a cold snap is just around the corner.

Temperatures will soar to nearly 20C in parts of the UK as the country’s summer warm-up continues.

Brits soak up the sun in St James Park

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Brits soak up the sun in St James ParkCredit: Alamy
Newcastle visitors take a sunny selfie on the Quayside

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Newcastle visitors take a sunny selfie on the QuaysideCredit: NNP
Surfers swim in Sidmouth to make the most of the summer weather

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Surfers swim in Sidmouth to make the most of the summer weatherPhoto credit: F Stop Press

But the balmy 18C conditions will not last – as the Met Office warns of a dip below zero early next week.

London is expected to see temperatures as low as 4C while parts of the North, Scotland and areas in Belfast could drop below 0C.

Met Office forecaster Terry Scholey told the Express that temperatures in some more rural areas could drop to -3C during night frosts early next week.

Mr Scholey said: “Light winds may allow for some short lived patches of fog or mist and a touch of frost, mainly over Scotland, south of Belfast and parts of northern England.

“Here, temperatures could drop near freezing, but 2 to 6C is a more general minimum.”

He added: “Maximum temperatures 10 to 12 degrees north and west and 14 to 16 local 17 degrees east and south.”

Forecaster Tom Morgan warned that this is not “good news for gardeners”.

He told MailOnline: “They may have spent the weekend planting under the sun but we could see patchy frosts through to Wednesday which could undo all their hard work.

“Some rural areas could drop to -3C in the first part of the week.

“Despite the occasional shower, it will feel more spring-like during the day, but not in the morning or overnight.”

WXCharts are even forecasting snow before the end of April, which will hit the north of Scotland on Friday 29th April and the south of England and Wales from Sunday 1st May.

The drop follows the hottest day of the year so far on record over the Bank Holiday, when temperatures soared above 23C in London.

People set up camp on the beach to make the most of the sun

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People set up camp on the beach to make the most of the sunPhoto credit: © Graham Hunt
Londoners flock to Parliament Square to enjoy the blue skies

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Londoners flock to Parliament Square to enjoy the blue skiesPhoto credit: Splash
Impressive views of the Sidmouth Devon coast in the Easter heat

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Impressive views of the Sidmouth Devon coast in the Easter heatCredit: Alamy

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