Temperatures could hit 21C over the May bank holiday weekend, according to the Met Office.
Britons should expect to see warm sunny days throughout the Coronation weekend, but have been warned to prepare for possible heavy downpours.
It will be dry and bright today in southern England, but heavy showers are expected to spread across Northern Ireland, North East Wales and central England.
Despite spells of sunshine, most Britons should brace themselves for a wet Sunday afternoon tomorrow – although central and south-east England are expected to remain mostly dry.
Although there may be a few showers across the country, the weekend is expected to be warm with some sunny spells that could reach up to 20 degrees.
Britons should expect to see warm, sunny days throughout the Coronation weekend
They were warned to prepare for possible heavy downpours
Forecasters say the coronation of King Charles is expected to be happy and glorious for many, with a mix of sunshine and showers.
As for the end of the bank holiday, Monday is expected to be dominated by high pressure with less showers around – drier conditions are expected in the west as slow showers migrate east.
Temperatures for the weekend ahead, the first bank holiday in May, are on the rise after a chilly week brought by northern arctic winds, with a high of 20C expected in the southeast on Saturday and 18°C in the far north.
Rain is possible on Saturday and Sunday, mainly in central and western parts of England and Wales, while Monday is expected to be mostly dry.
Met Office chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: ‘The heaviest showers on Saturday are expected to be concentrated over Northern Ireland, North East Wales and central England.
“Showers are expected to affect more of the UK on Sunday, although central and south-east England are expected to remain mostly dry.
“By Monday, drier conditions are expected to develop in the west, while showers will be concentrated in eastern areas.”
Forecasters say the first half of next week is likely to be dominated by high pressure, but warn moist air moving further south could bring heavy and potentially thundery showers.
It’s still too early to know exactly what Coronation weekend will look like, but nice, dry conditions are forecast.
In the south of England, which is probably the hottest region, temperatures could reach at least 20°C. as temperatures start to climb as we get closer to the May bank holiday
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