Following the UK’s hottest day on record, Hampshire can look forward to more manageable temperatures for the rest of the week.

For the first time ever, the mercury topped 40C in places, causing heat fuelled fires and widespread transport disruption.

A new record of 40.3C, was provisionally recorded in Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, beating the previous record of 38.7C in Cambridge three years ago.

Heatwave over: Hampshire weather forecast

Ending on a high, literally, the heatwave that has gripped the nation is finally at an end and it will feel fresher over the next few days, according to the Met Office.

Here’s what the national weather service is predicting for the rest of the week.


In contrast to the last few days, Wednesday is expected to be largely overcast but with plenty of sunny intervals throughout the day.

A risk of Thundery showers for the afternoon and early evening, those cloudy conditions will help to bring temperatures down to a more manageable 22C.


More cloud moves in on Thursday so it won't feel as bright as it has of late, however, you can still expect temperatures to remain in the low 20s.


Brightening a little towards the end of the week, more sunny spells are likely on Friday and temperatures remaining similar to the day before.

Saturday and Sunday

Lots of sunshine is predicted for the weekend with the mercury expected to start climbing again by Sunday.