SCORCHING North African weather will sweep across Britain bringing stunning sunny spells this weekend.
Hot, dry air from the African continent will blow north in the next few days turning temperatures up across the UK.
The heat from the tropical continental air mass will make it feel like summer this weekend with highs of 25C.
However, these sweltering temperatures do mean there’s also a risk of thunderstorms as heat builds up.
Today will see 20C sunshine in the south before the mercury rises a couple of degrees tomorrow.
Sunny spells will keep the UK mostly dry, but Northern Ireland and much of Scotland will be slightly breezier and cloudier.
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Friday and Saturday are set for stunning sunshine with just a few showers in the far north, but the south has been warned of rain on Sunday and Monday.
Beaches have been packed for the last few weeks and Brighton is forecast for 20C weather all weekend.
If the heat gets a little higher, the UK might even break its own record for the hottest day of the year so far.
Previously, April 15 recorded a scorching 23.4C in St James’ Park, London.
In fact, this month could be the hottest May in 100 years as sweltering weather is expected to reach our coasts..
The current record is 27.8C which was recorded in Camden, North London on May 16, 1925.