BRITS will be hit with a blistering 30-degree heatwave during the last week of July after weeks of unsettled weather.
The seven-day heatwave will be perfect for those getting out to enjoying the reopening of pubs and restaurants after super Saturday saw Brits hit the town and party hard.
Netweather has reported temperatures hitting 26C (78F) for large parts of the country between Sunday 12 and July 20.
On Thursday 16 the majority of UK will be covered in sunshine with the average temperature reaching into the mid-20s.
The heat will remain, however, and may even reach 27C for some areas on Monday 20.
Netweather has also indicated temperatures could reach 30C (86F) as the jet stream moves towards the south of the UK.
The scorching heat will come after the UK is hit with three days of torrential rain and gales from Tuesday, as low pressure movea in from the Atlantic.
The Met Office has described the swing between conditions as being “between weather systems”.
Atlantic winds are set to disrupt large swathes of northern England and southern Scotland.
Regions such as the north east, north west and Northern Ireland will bear the brunt of the Atlantic blast bringing poor weather sweeping across the nation.
Areas of Scotland, including Central, Tayside and Fife, the Lothian Borders and Strathclyde – as well as the UK’s south west – will also be badly affected by strong winds.
On Wednesday, further spells of rain will hit mostly central areas but remain brighter in the far north and south.
By Thursday, rain will clear eastwards leaving a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers.
The Met Office has described the conditions as “unusually windy for early July” and recorded gusts up to 67 mph recorded on Sunday.
The Met Office also warned of a small risk of injuries that could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.
The weather agency’s warning for Sunday reads: “An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Atlantic and track eastwards across central Scotland during Sunday with strong winds developing across a large swathe of the UK.
“Gusts of 50-60 mph are most likely over and to the east of high ground, particularly the Pennines which may lead to some travel disruption.
“With trees in full leaf, fallen branches and damaged trees may cause some localised travel and power disruption.
“While there is high confidence in the development of the low pressure system, there is the potential for a much deeper system with stronger winds and a risk of severe gales around coasts and through the Central Belt.”
In their forward outlook for Monday to Wednesday, the Met Office predict: “Fine with sunny spells for many through Monday and Thursday, although windier with showers across the far northeast.
“Generally cloudier with patchy rain on Wednesday, this heaviest over western hills.”