The long Bank Holiday weekend might be over, but the UK still looks set to enjoy four days of fun thanks to the hot weather heading our way.
Admittedly, a lot of us will probably have to spend at least half of those four days at work, but warm weather at least gives us all the more reason to end those days in a beer garden with an ice-cold drink in hand.
While parts of the UK have seen some rain today (9 June), forecasters have predicted a brighter outlook over the next few days, with temperatures rising to as high as 24°C in some areas.
The South and East of England are set to receive some of the warmest weather, which comes as a result of Storm Alex drawing warm air over the country as it moves to the northwest of the UK from the Atlantic.
BBC forecaster Darren Bett has explained there's going to be some 'tropical air heading our way later this week', adding that highs would remain in the low twenties in the south over the next couple of days before peaking at 23°C on Saturday in the southeast, where residents can also expect 'sunshine and lighter winds'.
If that's not a recipe for a good picnic or BBQ, I don't know what is.
Met Office Forecaster Steven Dixon suggested temperatures could edge even more towards the mid 20s, as he told The Sun: "There’s warmer air near the continent, as there often is this time of year, and that's encroaching into southern areas of the country over the next few days.
Pollen levels will be high or very high this weekend in many southern and eastern parts of the UK where the weather is dry and warm 🤧— Met Office (@metoffice) June 9, 2022
It is peak grass pollen season so hay fever sufferers may need to take precautions pic.twitter.com/RgdUdOuxOm
"Temperatures in the South East will be 23°C and possibly could even soar to 24°C tomorrow."
We shouldn't all start stocking up on burgers and sausages just yet though, because the forecast for the north isn't quite as promising, with some areas potentially seeing wind and rain as a result of low pressure.
Hot or not, though, one thing a large amount of Brits can expect this weekend is a high pollen count, with the Met Office issuing a warning to those who experience hay fever which reads: "Pollen levels will be high or very high this weekend in many southern and eastern parts of the UK where the weather is dry and warm. It is peak grass pollen season so hay fever sufferers may need to take precautions."
Here's hoping any sunshine we get will make up for all the sneezing!