BBC Weather: BLISTERING heatwave to hit UK as temperatures SKYROCKET on ...

Temperatures over the Bank Holiday weekend are expected to soar into the high-20Cs, marking a dramatic change from weeks of gloomy rain.

BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned Britons should prepare for hot weather to start building up on Saturday before reaching 25C on Sunday.

The BBC Weather meteorologist said: "As we head on into Saturday again a lot of dry weather around. A bit more cloudy in the west ahead of an approaching weather front – this time it’s a cold front and it’s going to be bringing in some rain, more persistent rain across North West Scotland.

"We’ll see that in a lighter form in Northern Ireland but once again temperatures continuing to climb."

WXCHARTS•GETTYBBC Weather: Temperatures will skyrocket over the Bank Holiday weekend

The sizzling temperatures could even near 30C beating the May Day bank holiday record, some forecasters have claimed.

Ms Kirkwood continued: "By the time we get to Sunday the weather front in Scotland will be pushing down in across the central belt where you could see one or two spots of rain from it, into Northern Ireland as well.

"On either side of it, largely dry, some sunshine, the temperatures rising. We

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