Towards the end of this week, an area of high pressure is expected to build from the southwest. It will be mostly dry and we will see temperatures start to climb.
For the weekend, the high pressure means many places should enjoy some periods of sunshine and temperatures a few degrees above average.
After that and there is the potential for things to turn hot for the beginning of next week.
The Met Office’s 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°C 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 Celsius.
“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.”