Following the UK’s hottest day on record, Wiltshire 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: Wiltshire 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 see cloud move in overnight, although that will clear slightly into the morning so there should be plenty of sunny intervals throughout the day.

While it is likely to stay dry, those cloudy conditions will help to bring temperatures down to the around 24C.


A more overcast day is likely on Thursday with very little in the way of sunshine and temperatures flling again slightly from the previous day. It should still feel warm though with highs of around 23C expected.


A little more in the way of sunshine on Friday but with a risk of showers around lunchtime and early evening.

Temperatures should reach around 24C, dropping to 14C overnight.

Saturday and Sunday

The mercury should start to climb again over the weekend, rounding off with clear skies and temperatures back into the mid 20s.