Britons will enjoy some warm and sunny weather this weekend with the highest temperatures coming on Sunday, the Met Office has said.
The best conditions on Saturday will be in southern and western regions of the UK, where it will be slightly warmer than Friday.
Speaking of the outlook for Saturday, Alex Burkill, a meteorologist at the Met Office, told The Independent: ”For many it will be a warm, dry and often sunny day”.
However, he cautioned that ”it’s not going to be wall-to-wall blue skies”, with clouds building up in central and eastern parts of the UK as the day progresses.
There will also be a few spells of persistent rain in areas including Scotland and north-west England.
Further south, the picture is generally warmer and brighter. Temperatures on Saturday will reach 22 or 23C in the southern counties and London as well as in Bristol and other spots in the west.
The pick of the weather though will come on Sunday, which is predicted to be a drier and hotter day. Apart from a few showers affecting Northern Ireland and then western Scotland, most of the UK will not see any rain and temperatures will peak at 25C in London.
Looking ahead to next week, Mr Burkill said that a cloudy forecast means that temperatures in the west of the UK are likely to be below average for this time of year, rising to mid-teens “at best”.
However, Mr Burkill added that conditions could become “very warm” by Friday and next weekend.
Although it will not constitute a heatwave, the UK could experience temperatures a few degrees above average for July then.