The UK has been forecast a drop in temperatures as the heatwave which began in May is expected to be replaced by cloud and rain.
A shocking EU chart has forecast a cool westerly wind to move across the UK bringing in colder temperatures.
The Met Office’s Long-range forecast said: “As we head through the day on Friday wet and windy weather will arrive across the southwest.
“Ahead of this there will be a mixture of sunny spells and a few showers.
“This wet and windy weather will then move northeastwards, clearing over the weekend.
“Some spells of thicker cloud and rain then remain possible through the rest of this period at times, especially across the northwest but there will also be a good deal of fine and dry weather, particularly across the southeast.
“Temperatures will be around average overall, though it will feel cool in the west in spells of rain and during brighter interludes it is likely to feel warm in the south.”
This comes as more than 700 firefighters are battling a wildfire in Algarve, Portugal as temperatures rise to near-record highs of 47C.
The Iberian heatwave that has gripped Portugal and Spain has triggered red alerts for “extreme heat” in both countries.
The leading bookmaker Coral has slashed odds to 6-4 that the UK’s hottest temperature could be recorded this month.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead, said: “Any respite from the sweltering temperatures was short lived and the thermometers are set to rock upwards again this weekend.
“Not only do we think that August could well go on to be the hottest on record, we also think there’s a genuine chance of the hottest ever temperature the UK has seen being reached.”