Original article from Kent Live
Kent will get one final taste of summer in a scorching Bank Holiday weekend because of a 'heat plume' set to move up from Spain to the UK.
The blast of hot weather will see at least three days of sunny skies and sizzling temperatures which is forecast to reach highs in the mid 20s.
After a washout summer that saw torrential rain lash the southeast and temperatures hover below average, Friday will see the mercury climb, which will continue throughout the long weekend with drier weather and warmer temperatures.
The south west will see the most sunshine over the weekend, with areas including Dorset set to bask in highs of 25C, reports the Daily Star – but that doesn't mean the south east will miss out entirely.
Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.
It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.
You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.
The Met Office's Alex Deakin said: "High pressure is bringing sunny skies and they will stick around for the rest of this week and into the weekend.
Today will begin with dry spells for most of the UK which will bask in the summer heat blast, and the sunshine is set to continue on Saturday.
While Sunday may appear cloudy, it'll be a 'fine' and 'dry' day, before more sunny spells appear on Monday.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keats told The Sun: "It is going to be warm and dry, so lovely weather to be out and about especially if you're camping or going to the beach.
"You'll want to be in a pub garden with an ice-cold beer, in a southeast-facing sunspot away from the breeze, and temperatures will feel even hotter.
"August has saved the best weather till last.
"Places such as East Wittering in Sussex, and London have seen temperatures begin to rise again after a wetter-than-average August."
Full Met Office 5-day forecast
Cloudy start, although some brighter spells possible in the east.
Cloud breaking at times to give some warm sunny spells, mainly in the east.
Thicker cloud persisting across many central and western parts, however.
Feeling cooler near the eastern coasts. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Cloud breaking for most areas, to give clear spells, and the chance of the odd patch of mist or fog.
Cloud increasing across Kent, however, with the odd shower possible. Minimum temperature 10 °C.
Isolated fog soon lifting, with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells following.
Eastern coasts breezier, with cloud across Kent thick enough at times to give the odd spot of rain. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Dry with sunny spells once morning fog clears, although Kent cloudier with showers Sunday.
Also cloudier Tuesday with the odd spot of rain possible.
Temperatures near normal. Breezy along coasts.