Warm air is being pulled in from the near continent over the next two days giving us really warm temperatures but not completely dry and sunny weather, with a few showers expected too. As we move towards the weekend it will turn less warm with temperatures dropping closer to average.
Today we can expect sunny spells and a few showers that will be heavy and potentially thundery in the East Midlands. The showers will be lighter further west. It will turn increasingly sunny and warm through the afternoon with highs of 22c and light winds too.
We have a bright evening ahead of us and a dry night with patchy cloud. It will feel muggy and humid overnight with temperatures holding up in the low teens.
Tomorrow will be showery in parts of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire but they will quickly ease to leave us with a dry morning. It won't be wall-to-wall sunshine through the morning, but there will be sunny spells and increasing amounts of sunshine for the afternoon. Temperatures will spring up to 24c tomorrow making it the hottest day of the year so far.
From Thursday onwards the weather goes slightly wrong! Low pressure heads our way bringing us frequent heavy showers on Thursday and a band of rain that will spread eastwards through the afternoon on Friday. Temperatures will fall back to the seasonal average making it feel fresher than today and tomorrow.