GETTYTURKEY SIZZLER: Temperatures are expected to soar on Monday after a torrid week
Heavy rain has wreaked havoc across the UK this week as low pressure from the Atlantic put parts of the country on flood alert.
A month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours on Tuesday as storms swept in despite muggy temperatures of around 20C.
Forecasts aren’t much better heading into the weekend as with a cocktail of thunderstorms, downpours and flood chaos across the nation are expected.
It even threatens to ruin Pippa Middleton's wedding with heavy rain predicted to hit at the exact moment the Royal sis walks down the aisle.
But from Monday next week thermometers are set to rocket as hot air pouring in from the continent brings more settled conditions.
WEATHER COMPANYWARM: Temperatures expected in the UK and across Europe on Monday
In London, the mercury is predicted to soar above 21C Turkey and hover around the 22C mark as a burst of summer-like weather hits the UK.
Elsewhere in the UK temperatures will also shoot up for a brief spell of heat, mild cloud and sunshine.
The rain will start to ease on Sunday when sunshine will reach most places across the country.
Southern and central regions can expect temperatures of around 18C, while 17C is more likely in the north and Scotland.
GETTYHOTTING UP: Thermometers are set to hit 22C in London
“As we go into next week, temperatures across the UK are forecast to increase.”Amy Hodgson, forecaster for the Weather Channel
Amy Hodgson, forecaster for the Weather Channel, said: “As we go into next week, temperatures across the UK are forecast to increase to slightly above normal for the time of year due to a milder southerly flow.”
“On Monday maximum temperatures are expected to be 17 to 21 degrees celsius widely, locally 22C in the south-east of England, 15C to 17C in Northern Ireland.
“On Tuesday it will be partly cloudy in the south and south-east of England to start, with cloud and showers moving into the west of Scotland and Wales and across Northern Ireland.
“But it will mostly dry up in the south in the afternoon, with showers limited to the north-west of Scotland by the evening.
“Maximum temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees celsius are forecast, 18C in much of the south of England, and 19C locally in the south-east."
However, it is feared the good weather will not last after forecasters expect the torrent of rain and thunder to continue for the next three weeks at least.
The Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May could be a wet one as well with unsettled conditions forecast.
Drier and warmer conditions in between showery periods has been forecast for June.
The Met Office has predicted “equal probabilities of settled and unsettled weather” next month.