Brits will continue to swelter in the late summer heatwave today, with the best of the bank holiday weather due on Monday.
Sunseekers are set for continued sunshine and heat through the long weekend, with the mercury expected to hit 29C in eastern Scotland and 32C in the south-east of England.
The good weather, the result of warm air being dragged up over the UK from France, comes at the end of what has been a wet and chilly month so far.
Temperatures are expected to rise even further by Monday, possibly reaching a late August bank holiday record high of 33C – most likely in the south-east of England, the Met Office said.
On Saturday, Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth, recorded 27.4C – a new record for the highest late August holiday weekend temperature in Wales.
The mercury rose to 30.7C at Heathrow, west London, just shy of the record of 31.5C set in the same location in 2001.
Aberdeenshire in Scotland could see 29C on Sunday, while Northern Ireland is likely to enjoy 24C.
People attending Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday and Monday – expected to number one million – have been advised to stay hydrated amid temperatures which are forecast to surpass 30C on both days.
Other popular events on this weekend are Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Manchester Pride, and Creamfields, near Warrington in Cheshire.
Anyone travelling over the weekend has been advised by the RAC to pack enough food and water, and plan enough breaks for the journey.
Saturday's high in Wales beat the previous record of 27.3C at Velindre, Powys, in 2013.
The Northern Ireland record stands at 27C recorded in Knockaraven, Co Fermanagh, in 2003.
MET OFFICE OUTLOOK
Low cloud and patchy fog in the west will clear inland, but may linger along coasts.
Otherwise dry with long sunny spells.
Hot again for many central and eastern parts.
Tuesday to Thursday:
Turning increasingly changeable and cooler from the west, but this change may be slow, with the heat possibly holding on at least until Wednesday across some eastern parts of England.
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