Almost the whole of the UK is set to enjoy a period of warm and dry weather over the coming days - but things could become more unsettled for the Olympics closing ceremony at the weekend.
After a mostly fine day on Wednesday, temperatures in London are expected to reach 26C on Thursday and Friday as the 2012 Games enter the final stages.
There will be plenty of good weather elsewhere in the country too, with most parts seeing highs in the mid-20s.
Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "Most of the UK will have dry, sunny and warm weather for the next couple of days thanks to a large area of high pressure.
"There will be mist and fog patches first thing on Thursday and Friday but once these clear there will be plenty of long spells of sunshine and with light winds it'll feel warm and rather humid."
The hot and sunny weather will continue into Saturday for many, but there will be an increasing chance of rain in southern parts of the UK by the evening and into Sunday.
Thundery showers are forecast to develop in south west England, Wales, the Midlands and central southern England on Sunday, threatening to dampen the closing celebrations at the Olympic Stadium.
Thousands are expected to fill the arena in Stratford for the 9pm ceremony on Sunday that will see the Olympic flame extinguished to signal the end of the Games .
Ghaffar added: "By Sunday high pressure will slip away but it'll still remain settled across Scotland and Northern Ireland. England and Wales will have the risk of heavy showery rain and some thunderstorms.
"Details are uncertain at this stage for the closing ceremony of the Olympics, but it is likely to be unsettled."
The brief period of nice weather over the next few days comes after yet more rain across the UK.
Crowds inside the Olympic Stadium huddled under umbrellas during Tuesday night's athletics session as the 80,000-capacity arena was hit by periods of rain and drizzle.
Last weekend, the North East was hit by torrential rain , with thunderstorms and flash floods causing havoc in the region.