Britain will bask in blazing sunshine today with highs of 26ºC in the south-east.
THE Met Office predicts highs of 25 to 26ºC in the south-east, making today the hottest day of the year so far – however, Sunday will feel much less summery with temperatures set to plummet by 15ºC.
Temperatures are forecast to hit a summery 23ºC in London, Manchester and Cardiff, and 18ºC in Edinburgh and Belfast. However, Brits are being warned to heed social distancing advice and stay at home ahead of an announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday setting out what life in the UK will look like over the coming weeks and months.
While the south-east is predicted to remain dry for most of the day, the afternoon could bring showers and possibly thunder to central parts of the UK.
The warm spell is set to come to an abrupt end on Sunday, with the temperatures set to plummet by as much as 15ºC as a cold weather front moves in from northern Scotland.
The chilly weather is set to bring overnight frosts to some parts of the country early next week, with most areas feeling noticeably colder.