The UK is about to bask in hot sunshine as temperatures are predicted to reach as high as 32C at the end of this week.
The Met Office has forecast that temperatures will make their way past the 30C mark on Friday.
The nation’s weather hot spots will be London and parts of the South, forecasters say.
The hottest day of the year so far was on 24 June, when a temperature of 31C was recorded.
London is expected to experience a similar temperature on Friday, according to the Met Office.
However, it said the high temperatures will be followed by thunderstorms in the days that follow and into next week.
The Met Office said: "Thursday will see heavy rain at times whilst Friday will be dry with plenty of very warm sunshine. Scattered thundery showers developing overnight then sunny spells on Saturday.
"A brief very warm spell is likely for many areas at the end of this week with a good deal of sunshine, although increasing cloud may bring rain to the northwest.
"It may become hot in southeastern areas. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will probably introduce cooler, more changeable conditions from the west next weekend."