Britons are set to enjoy a "burst of summer-like weather," forecasters have said.
Temperatures of up to 25C are expected next week with the hottest day of the year so far in sight.
Met Office forecaster Sarah Holland told the Daily Telegraph: "Most will have a dry weekend with a nice end to half-term seeing sunny spells and 20C highs in the South.
"Next week starts with high pressure dominating and sunny spells continuing, with warm temperatures seeing Monday into the lows 20s and Tuesday and Wednesday up to 24C or 25C.
"But a breakdown is expected from Thursday, with rain in the East and South-East spreading to other parts and the chance of more persistent rain by the end of the week."
Meanwhile, Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton says: "We might see a burst of summer-like weather next week.
"Following a long, drawn-out winter and a spring that is on course to be the coldest in over 30 years, the arrival of a longer spell of fine, warm weather would most definitely be welcome."
James Wilby, forecaster for MeteoGroup, told the Daily Mail: "The best of the sunshine will be on Saturday, especially in the central and southern parts of England.
According to the Daily Mail, May was wetter than average and saw snow as far south as Devon.
The Met Office said spring was the coldest in 50 years and the past fortnight has seen temperatures below average.
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