Forecasts suggest that a wave of very warm weather will flood much of the UK next week, while a wave of Mediterranean air will flood the entire country.
Temperatures could reach 26 ° C in the south – and in some places even higher – until mid-week, with the best of the dry and steady weather in the south and west.
High pressure can bring the heat up from Spain and North Africa – with some predictions suggesting temperatures could hit 30C in some sheltered places.
However, there is still some uncertainty in the forecast, with uncertain conditions in the Atlantic Ocean west of Great Britain, threatening the risk of wet and windy weather towards the end of next week.
But some predictions show the high pressure keeping the Atlantic explosion at bay, allowing the heat to stay for several days.
Before that, some rain threatens in the northern areas. Forecaster Bryan Glaze, of The Weather Outlook, said: “During Sunday, rain becomes more widespread in the northern half of the UK.
“Some severe outbreaks are possible in the northwest. Southern and central regions remain warm and sunny with temperatures reaching up to 23 ° C.
‘It looks nice and warm in the south on Monday. In the central and northern regions, a thicker cloud brings patchy rain showers.
“The middle of next week is expected to be mostly fine and warm. The calmest weather is likely to be in the south and west with a higher chance of rain in the northwest.
“Later in the week, more uncertain conditions could spread eastward.”
This is what the Met Office has to say.
Many areas dry with sunny periods and feel quite warm. Cloudy over the north and west of Scotland and later Northern Ireland with occasional rain.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday
Southern areas are drying everywhere and are getting warmer. Showering in the northwest on Saturday.
Rain in the north and some central areas on Sunday and Monday was largely confined to the northwest.
Forecast from Wednesday
It is expected that this period will start very hot with good periods of long, fine and dry weather.
However, it is possible that as a result, rain will form in some western regions, which can sometimes spread to the east as it weakens.
These troubled periods carry the risk of strong winds, especially in western areas, and rain can sometimes become heavy, but confidence is currently low.