It was a disappointing Bank Holiday three-day weekend with rain dominating for much of Britain.
But that is about to change with hot weather on the way from this weekend.
And the roasting sunshine could hold out for the next few weeks with a “flaming June” forecast.
Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “We will start to see things turning warmer and drier, especially across southern regions, around Thursday.
“It will be warmer everywhere by the weekend”
“By Saturday we could see 27C in some parts and with humidity it is potentially going to feel very warm.
“We could bet a bit warmer than this depending on how long this spell lasts, it is being driven by an Azores High bringing air in from the continent.
“The highest temperature we have seen this year is 25.8C and we are likely to beat that.”
The hottest conditions will be in the south of England while Scotland and the north are instead more likely to see rain by the weekend.
Mr Petagna added: “The trend for the next few days is for things to be quite changeable with sunshine and showers.
“There will be a risk of thundery outbreaks across central and eastern parts of the country through the start of the week.
“Towards north-west Scotland we could see a couple of inches of rain, we are not expecting anything major and if anything the rain will probably be quite welcome.
“It will take longer for the weather to improve across this region although it will be warmer everywhere by the weekend.
“Another thing to point out is that with the sunshine there will be high UV levels as we go into the weekend.”
Then from next week a mini June heatwave will hit the UK with conditions expected to be 28C.
Exacta Weather’s James Madden said earlier this month “we could be looking at a flaming June with temperatures in the mid to high-20Cs at least”.
WeatherOnline forecaster Claire Darbinyan agrees, adding: “There are hints of higher pressure building to the south as we head into June which would bring a more settled spell of weather and warmer temperatures for many.”