UK weather: Temperatures reach 27C but rain expected at Wimbledon Men's Final tomorrow

Temperatures in Britain beat those is Los Angeles today and over 100,000 people flocked to Brighton beach

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The UK’s sizzling heat wave continues with temperatures reaching highs of 27C, beating those on the sunny shores of Los Angeles.

Today’s highs mean that Britain is 2 degrees hotter than America's West coast, with Los Angeles reaching highs of 25C and temperatures plateauing at 19C. 

The cloudless skies saw Britain's sun worshipers taking to the beaches and parks to soak up the rays.

UK beaches were bustling for the second day in the row, with Brighton expected to have seen 100,000 visitors on its pebbled coastline today.

60,000 were anticipated at Bournemouth and 50,000 at Great Yarmouth.

 

In true British fashion, however, expect the sizzling temperatures to be short lived as tomorrow brings rain and mild conditions just in time for the Wimbledon men’s final.

Despite Serena Williams enjoying warm temperatures of 23C while she achieved her sixth Wimbledon win today, rain is forecasted to hit centre court tomorrow with only mild highs of 19C as Roger Federer takes on Novak Djokovic.

 As the cooler conditions set in even a few strikes of lightening can be expected tomorrow.

Met Office forecaster Nicola Willis said: ‘The next week might feel disappointing compared to well-above average temperatures earlier in July. There’s no signal for high temperatures in the next week or so.'

‘Sunday will be cooler, with a wet start in the South and a slight risk of Wimbledon men’s final showers.'

‘Monday looks fairly wet, with Tuesday seeing some heavier bursts, Wednesday drier but Thursday seeing prolonged rain in places in the West, moving to the East on Friday, with strong 30-35mph wind gusts on coasts.'

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