After some of the wettest and most miserable summers over the last few years you'd be forgiven for thinking this weekends weather can't possibly last.

But...

Forecasters say the blazing heat and glorious sunshine could last all month.

It could be the longest spell of hot weather in the UK since 2006.

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Glorious

Matt Dobson, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Most areas, particularly in the southern half of the UK, will have another glorious day with plenty of sunshine and obviously very warm again.

Dobson said that the forecast remained fine for the coming days, but temperatures would fall off to something more comfortable by the middle of the week.

He said: "Rather than the heatwave continuing to intensify it will just remain lovely and glorious weather, and will gradually become less hot by Wednesday or Thursday."

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    People enjoying the hot weather at Markeaton Park in Derby.

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    People enjoying the hot weather at Markeaton Park in Derby.

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    Charmaine and Steve Scutt from Brighton relax in the sun at Torkington Park in Stockport.

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    The Taylor family play cricket in the sun at Bramhall Park in Stockport.

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    Katie Scutt plays in the sun at Torkington Park in Stockport.

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    People enjoying the hot weather at Markeaton Park in Derby.

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    Charmaine and Steve Scutt from Brighton relax in the sun at Torkington Park in Stockport.

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    Crowds enjoy sunny weather during day four of the Royal Henley Regatta, Henley on Thames.

While the heatwave will cover most of the country, part of Scotland may miss out and be on the receiving end of the odd downpour.

For much of the country Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far. Temperatures nudged 28C in parts of London and are set to be even hotter today.

Andy Murray's much anticipated Wimbledon final could hit 30C.

The weather has given a welcome boost to the high street to with sales of BBQs, burgers and ice cream going through the roof.