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United Kingdom and Western Europe, From Hot to Stormy

Recent days of unseasonable warmth will be coming to an end across the United Kingdom and western Europe.

Today will be the last hot day for London and the rest of England as a cold front presses through the area tonight. Low pressure will follow on Friday bringing wet weather with thunderstorms and outbreaks of rain to most of the United Kingdom.

After four straight days of high temperatures reaching 26 degrees C (78 degrees F) or greater in London, temperatures are expected to reach only 18 degrees C (65 degrees F) on Friday.

The cooldown will also reach France on Friday following several days of temperatures over 31 degrees C (88 degrees F). In fact, some parts of France experienced their warmest September temperatures in almost a decade.

The front will bring the threat of a shower or thunderstorm to France and northern Spain on Friday before the front stalls in eastern France over the weekend leading to several rounds of rain. At this time, it appears the front will stall east of Paris, leading to dry and seasonable weekend for the city.

While Paris enjoys several days of pleasant weather following the frontal passage, the United Kingdom will not be as lucky as a cut-off low pressure system sits overhead leading to the threat of showers which can contain heavy downpours through the weekend.