PUBLISHED: 04:58, Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:51, Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Britain is expected to be hotter than the Mediterranean with temperatures rocketing to 26C as the country heads into the weekend. The Met Office has predicted the mercury to shoot 7C above average for this time of the year.
No need to travel abroad as temperatures will be hotter than 24C in Barcelona.
Brian Gaze, The Weather Outlook forecaster, said: "Warm air will move into Britain from the region around Holland, with warm conditions and highs into the mid-20s.”
The scorching weekend comes before cooler temperatures forecasted for next week.
Steven Keates, Met Office Meteorologist, said: “Friday will certainly dawn on a fresh note but lots of beautiful sunshine out there first thing.
The UK will be blasted by a mammoth 200-mile heatwave (Image: Netweather)
Friday will bring lots of sunshine for most places (Image: WXCHARTS)
“And for many places that’s how it will continue for the rest of the day blue skies throughout.”
The very far north of Scotland will be the only exception with a little spot of rain forecast.
Mr Keates added: “But many places here should be largely dry.”
Forecasters predict long sunny spells for most parts of the UK over the weekend and into next week.
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Rain in the south is expected to clear by Sunday morning (Image: WXCHARTS)