8:30pm UK weather news LIVE: Brits set for sizzling 26C sun later in week as Bank Holiday Monday ‘colder than Xmas’

TODAY’S chilly Bank Holiday Monday could see the coldest maximum temperatures on record, the Met Office has said.

Temperatures are set to remain in the teens across the country and could struggle to reach double figures in parts.

The sudden cold spell will descend because of a 500 mile-wide freak “polar plunge”

In some areas temperatures plunged to zero overnight.

The mercury dropped to just 0.6c in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire last night.

It comes as Brits are could be set to bask in 26C sun at the end of the week, as hot air pushes up from the continent.

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