Warm weather ALREADY done for 2016

Well that didn't last long...

Britain has been basking in warm temperatures and sunshine - but the summer-like weather is not here to stay.

Cold, frosty conditions are forecast across the country, with heavy rain, thunderstorms and snow predicted in some parts of the UK, particularly the north of England and Scotland.

People flocked outside to enjoy the sunny weather on Wednesday as England experienced the warmest day of the year, with a high of 18.6C recorded at Heathrow Airport.

But forecasters are warning that temperatures over the next week will not reach such 'dizzy heights', with heavy rain warnings in place across the Midlands and parts of Wales until 9pm this evening.

Lindsay Mears, from the Met Office, said: 'There's a cold front coming down and a low moving in and that's causing the slightly uncertain weather patterns and heavy showers.'

Weather warnings are in place for heavy rain across central parts of the country, with localised hail and lightning.

And snow is expected on Friday for northern parts of Scotland, with forecasters warning of icy conditions and disruption for drivers.

Temperatures between 12C (54F) and 14C (57F) are predicted in southern parts over the weekend, and at night could plummet to minus 3C (27F) in Glasgow and minus 2C (28F) in Newcastle, Ms Mears said.

Frost is expected to set in across the country.


Well that was quick...