High pressure is set to bring scorching weather to parts of the UK this weekend with temperatures creeping up to 30C.
The South East could see the hottest day of the year so far, but there is a risk of showers across much of the rest of Britain.
Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said Saturday will be a "warm and humid day for most, but hot across southern and eastern England, with highs of 28C to 30C, or locally, perhaps, even up to 31C".
The mercury could even creep above this year's record from the Met Office of 30.7C, recorded at St James's Park in London on July 25.
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The warm air is moving in from the south of Europe, where countries are experiencing very hot weather.
However, rain is expected across eastern Scotland, northern England, Ireland, the north Midlands, Wales and the South West.
These areas will see temperatures around the August average of 22C.
The warmer weather will be welcome news after a summer that has been marked by lower than average temperatures and heavy rain.
At the start of the month, the North East was hit by torrential rain, with thunderstorms and flash floods.
Some events at the Olympics were affected by miserable weather, including the women's cycling road race on July 29.
Ghaffar said there will be more in the way of cloud for Wales, northern England and the Midlands on Sunday.
She said: "Scotland and Ireland will be cloudy as well with a few showers but it will still remain warm.
"The start of next week will see further unsettled conditions for the north west of the UK with showers or longer spells of rain whereas the South and East will remain mostly dry and warm but not as hot as the weekend."