22/05/2017 12:14 BST | Updated 22/05/2017 12:34 BST

UK Weather Forecast: Met Office Predicts A Heatwave Will Warm Up The Country This Week

Sunnies out!

The weather Gods are smiling upon us, for Britons should be able to bask in the hottest temperatures since September this week.

A band of warm air will be moving across the country starting on Monday where highs of up to 25C are expected in some parts. 

Come Friday, the mercury could rise even further to a sizzling 27C – which would make it the hottest day this year so far.

Much of England and Wales will enjoy temperatures in the 20s throughout the week, with only the odd shower predicted in the west of the country.

Scotland and northern Ireland will also see higher than average temperatures, although cloud coverage is expected to keep things slightly cooler.

Alex Burkill, meteorologist at the Exeter-based Met Office, said: “Monday is looking like a pretty good day across much of the country, with a good deal of sunshine.

“We could see highs of 25C (77F) in London, the East Midlands and East Anglia, which will get the best of the weather.

“There will be some patchy drizzle on Tuesday and Wednesday when temperatures dip a couple of degrees maybe, but by Thursday we expect to see things on the rise again.

“If we reach 26C (78.8F) then we will have the hottest day of the year so far, but it is Friday which is shaping up to see temperatures peaking. 

“We are looking at the high 20s - possibly 27C - with warm air coming up from the south. It’s going to feel pretty good.”

But those looking for the warm run to continue into the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend might be left disappointed.

Burkill added: “This is looking like being the warmest spell we’ve had since September last year, but it might not last beyond Friday - from then we are looking at the possibility of some thunder and showers and temperatures taking a dip.”