Britain is set to bask in glorious bank holiday sunshine with forecasters predicting a “very warm” end of August.
But before then the country can expect changeable weather, showers, clouds and even thunder and hail in Scotland and the northwest of England.
“Towards next weekend it is likely to become generally drier, brighter and more settled, especially for southern parts of the UK where it could become warm or very warm again,” Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond told The Independent.
The good news comes as bookmakers Ladbrokes slashed its odds to 2/1 that this August will go down as the hottest ever.
Spokesman Alex Apati said: “As Brits prepare for summer holidays, it looks as though they’d be better off staying in this country to top up on their tans.” Read more