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Barbeques at the ready, temperatures are set to soar this weekend

Ice creams at the ready, temperatures will soar this coming weekend Photo: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive

For the first time this year I might well be using the word 'scorchio' in my forecast - the temperature is rising!

High pollen levels expected tomorrow as temperatures rise Credit: ITV News Central

Today under the cloud we're expecting highs of 21c but by Sunday temperatures will rocket to 27c!

Low pressure is still in charge today, allowing weather fronts to bring us cloud, we will see some bright spells though, and the wind will be light.

Higher temperatures on the way Credit: ITV News Central

The west will be best for sunshine today.

Through this evening is when most of us will enjoy the most sunshine before a weather front brings more cloud from the South-West overnight.

High pressure builds throughout the day Credit: ITV News Central

That cloud will be enough to produce the occasional spot of drizzly rain tomorrow morning but it will improve through the day with all of us enjoying some good spells of sunshine and dry weather by the afternoon.

It will be breezy but it will still feel warmer than today at 22c.

High pressure builds across the UK Credit: ITV News Central

High pressure then starts to build and that's when we'll see more sunshine and the rising temperatures day by day.

It is most definitely a bbq weekend as it stays dry, sunny and warm everywhere!

As the temperatures rises so do the UV levels.

Weather is set to warm up over the weekend Credit: ITV News Central

The sun is very strong this time of year and sun protection is essential to prevent burning.

Pollen levels will also be very high from Friday onwards.

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