After enjoying another warm day on Tuesday, it's back to reality for London and the rest of the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Above-normal high temperatures have graced London every day so far this May, including Tuesday. That streak is expected to continue on Wednesday, despite being cooler with some showers. Temperatures will fall even further for Thursday, resulting in the first below-normal high temperature of the month for the city and surrounding area.
Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday reached the lower 20s (C, lower 70s F) in a city where a high of 15.6 degrees (C, 60 degrees F) is more common this time of year.
Residents of the United Kingdom, however, should not get used to the warmth.
Showers have already pushed into Ireland ahead of a cold front that will knock several degrees off Tuesday's highs by Wednesday.
Temperatures in London on Wednesday will be held to 17 degrees (C, 63 degrees F), then to 14 degrees (C, 57 degrees F) on Thursday. Brisk winds will add to Thursday's chill.
While the cooler air invades England, the opposite will take place across eastern Europe with unseasonable warmth set to expand.
Temperatures will reach or exceed 27 degrees (C, 80 degrees F) across a large portion of eastern Europe, including in Warsaw, Poland, and Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Moscow, Russia, will approach that mark on Friday and remain unseasonably warm into the weekend.
Meteorologist Eric Leister contributed to this story.
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