It is forecast to be the hottest weekend of the year with parts of Britain predicted to bask in temperatures of up to 30C.
As balmy airs creep up from the continent, the South and South East of Britain will be treated to sunshine and (some) clear skies, with London especially expected to feel the heat.
After a washout summer, with April going down as the wettest on record, only to be beaten by an even more sodden June the "mini-heatwave" will be a welcome surprise.
But while the bottom quarter of England sunbathes, severe weather warnings have been issued for Wales, Northern Ireland and the west of England on Friday.
Some areas will experience up to 50mm of rain, and though respite is on the way on Saturday, clouds will dominate the weekend skies in the west.
Yet the Met Office warns that though the weather will be nice in parts, partial cloud cover may make it feel quite humid.
For Brits holidaying in Europe, the mercury may hit unbearable highs, with the continent experiencing a blistering heat wave.
Temperatures will hit 35C in Paris, while in Granada, Southern Spain holidaymakers will experience a scorching 45C.