MANY Brits will bask in glorious sunshine and dry spells today – but others will be hit by thundery showers as the mixed weather conditions continue.
After heavy rain spread across the country on Bank Holiday Monday, showers are expected to drench the UK yet again today.
Central and eastern areas will see the heaviest downpours – with a rumble of thunder possible, according to Met Office forecasters.
Elsewhere it will be largely dry and sunny with the odd shower.
The best of the sunshine will be in the west, according to Meteogroup forecasters.
Wet and windy conditions are set to continue over the coming days before the scorching weather kicks in at the end of the week, forecasters say.
Much of the UK will experience cloudy and rainy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.
But it will feel considerably warmer on Friday and, by Saturday, the mercury could peak as high as 27C, according to the Met Office.
'HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR'
A spokeswoman for the weather forecaster said much of the country will enjoy balmy weather on Saturday, with temperatures expected to reach 27C in central regions and the south east.
She said: "If that does happen, it'll be the hottest day of the year. So far, April 19 holds the record, when temperatures reached 25.8C in Cornwall.
"Before then, things will be changeable. There'll be sunny and wet spells today.
"This will be followed by much of the country experiencing cloudy and rainy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.
"But it will feel considerably warmer on Friday and, by Saturday, temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid twenties throughout the UK."
The hot blast comes after odds were slashed on the hottest ever June.
Bookmaker Coral's odds for this June being the hottest on record currently stand at 2-1.
While odds are 1-2 for this summer being the hottest ever.
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