A SATURDAY scorcher is on the cards for the UK with temperatures expected to hit 28C making it hotter than Mexico – but rain is on the way.
There will be clear skies and warm weather as Brits are expected to flock to the beaches.
The mercury is set to hit 28C – making it hotter than Mexico City’s 24C.
But along with the warmer weather, some areas could see temperatures fall and some downpours as well.
Saturday night will see some patchy rain across northern England and Scotland, which will spread across the south of England and Wales on Sunday.
Nicky Maxey, Met Office forecaster, told The Sun: “There is more sun – but only for some of us.
“A cold front in the north of the UK is bringing some rain to northern parts, but underneath that there is much brighter weather with hot temperatures and sunshine on Saturday.
“As the weekend goes on temperatures will dip slightly as scattered showers move south.
“Temperatures will stay around the July average for the rest of the week.”
Today thousands flocked to the beaches to make the most of the sunny weather as temperatures rose to 28C, making it hotter than Ibiza.
Temperatures hit 28.4C at Heathrow and 28C at Kew Gardens – making parts of the UK even hotter than Ibiza (27C).
Sunseekers hit the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset for a sunny day on the sand.
Families were pictured building sandcastles while swimmers cooled off in the water.
Bournemouth Beach was also packed with people enjoying the warm weather.
And families made a splash at Lymington Sea Water Baths on the first day the lido in Hampshire reopened.
Parks including London’s Hyde Park and Clapham Common were also full of walkers, cyclists and sunbathers making the most of the summer sun.
Sunday is looking likely to be cooler with temperatures dipping below 20C in most places and with rain predicted across the UK.
But it could still reach 24C in the south east of England.
Met Office forecasters recommend keeping an eye on the weather on Sunday as it could be unpredictable.