Britain could be set for the return of scorching summer heat - for a few days at least.
Forecasts from the Met Office are predicting a mixed picture for the rest of this week before temperatures pick up across the country for the beginning of next week.
The North East is expected to enjoy temperatures in the high 20s on Monday and Tuesday, while further south it could top 30C.
Sadly the summer sun doesn’t look set to last with thundery conditions expected to sweep in by the middle of the week bringing a drop in temperature with them.
Deputy chief operational meteorologist Laura Paterson said: “An area of low pressure looks likely to drag air up from the south across the UK.
“Despite being a week ahead, temperatures of 30-32 Celsius look more likely than not across some southern parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday and there is a chance that even northern parts of the UK could see temperatures into the high 20s.
“Next week’s hotter weather does not look likely to last for long though with a thundery breakdown and eventual transition to cooler conditions expected by around the middle of the week.”
For those looking to make the most of the hot weather by heading to the beach, the RNLI has said: “Our key advice for people planning a trip to the beach, especially those planning to go in the water, is to choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags, where the lifeguards can see you. We want people to have fun at the beach, but to make sure they stay safe while they’re enjoying themselves.”