Sun-seekers are expected to enjoy higher than average temperatures this weekend in parts of the UK, making spring look like summer.
Mercury is expected to remain in the 20s and 20s in southern and eastern England.
Hot weather in the south of England on Friday saw conditions approaching, but falling short of being the hottest of the year so far.
The mercury rose to 23.3C (73.9F) at St James’s Park in London, just below the 23.4C (74.1F) recorded on April 15 at the same location, it said. the Met Office.
A high of 23C is possible again on Monday, according to the Met Office, with temperatures in the 1980s for much of southern England.
But while some will enjoy above-average temperatures, cloudy conditions and rain are expected to move across the country, the forecaster said.
Meteorologist Dan Stroud said there will be ‘decent sunny spells’ across much of England and Wales, with cooler temperatures for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He said: “We believe at this time that we will see a legacy of cloud and rain spells clearing in the southeast on Saturday morning and then clearing up from the north and west,” he said. he declared.
“A few decent sunny spells and a rather warm feeling in the sun in many parts of England and Wales.
“Slightly cooler temperatures further north, closer to the seasonal average in Northern Ireland and Scotland.”
Next week is “a bit mixed”, Mr Stroud said.
He added: “We are going to see generally above average temperatures for much of next week, but the caveat will be that there will be bands of cloud and rain at times, so this is unfortunately not easy all the way.
“There is a hint that we might see something warmer towards the end of next week and the weekend after, but that’s a long way off.”