The last day of July will be a scorcher with hot and sunny weather promising to give a blast of summer heat before things cool down in August.
The temperature is set to rise to 30C on Friday making the UK hotter than Spain and finishing off a week that has started damp and breezy.
According to the Met Office the end of week will see the country basking in a ‘very warm spell’ with lots of sunshine and summer heat in the south east of England.
A spokesman told Mirror Online: “There will be an area of low pressure into the Atlantic that will bring the warm air over – but it will only be for a day.
“A cold front will sneak across on Saturday bringing temperatures down to 22C in Plymouth but expected to be a bit higher in the south east London at around 28C.
“Saturday will be sunny, blue skies with some sunshine and showers.”
The warmer weather is expected to make its entrance by Wednesday when high pressure will start to settle and temperatures rise to 22C.
On Thursday the heat will creep up to highs of 26C by the afternoon before the the summer heat kicks in at the end of the week.
However this July has been cooler than this time last year when the weather soared to 38.7C in Cambridge.
In the meantime, Monday’s rain will continue right through to the evening in north Scotland.
But it will settle down in the rest of country with breezy with clear spells and scattered showers.
The rain is expected to quieten down on Tuesday but temperatures will remain “down on where they should be for the time of year” before the warmer spell is felt on Wednesday.
Staying wet and becoming windier in north Scotland. Elsewhere rather cool and breezy with clear spells and scattered showers, mainly for W Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England.
Cool and showery in northwestern parts of the UK but largely dry further southeast with only isolated showers. Persistent heavy rain and gales, locally severe, continuing for northern Scotland.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Most places dry Wednesday with lighter winds. Bright for many Thursday but rain may reach northwestern areas. Friday, sunny and very warm, perhaps hot, though with thundery showers possible later.