Temperatures could top 30C in parts of the UK next week, forecasters say.
As the remnants of Tropical Storm Alex bring a low pressure system to our shores, the country is going to be graced with a bag of mixed weather, according to the Met Office.
This means parts of the north of the UK could experience gusts of over 55mph, as well as frequent showers and possible thunder.
Warm air over the Iberian Peninsula and France will spread north – and on Friday and Saturday, when Royal Ascot peaks, things are going to feel a lot more Mediterranean.
The weather in the south is likely to be sunny and dry, with temperatures likely to peak around 75°F (24°C) on Father’s Day, although they could even top that in the low 30s.
Joanna Robinson, producer of Sky Weather, said: “As of Wednesday, it looks like temperatures will be rising, as warm air over the Iberian Peninsula and France spreads further north.
“The south will hit the mid 20s, potentially low 30s on Friday or Saturday.”
The hottest day of the year so far was in May, when the mercury hit 27.5C at Heathrow.
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Pollen levels are also expected to be high in the south of the UK – with people suffering from hay fever warned to prepare for a flurry of sneezes.
The “particularly strong” pollen caused by the recent hot and humid weather is causing worse than usual symptoms in people with hay fever.
The combination of wet and warm weather in May means that although pollen counts are not higher than usual, the pollen itself is stronger, experts said.
Yolanda Clewlow, from the Met Office, said: “The power of these pollen grains could be more intense this year, and it depends on the weather we have had in the spring.
“A hot and humid May, coupled with a relatively warm spring, means there’s a chance that the pollen that has developed is particularly potent.”