Forecasters are claiming much of the UK is set to bask in two weeks of sunshine and sweltering temperatures as warm air swirls north from the Mediterranean.
Some have suggested a period of warm weather is expected to bathe the country for several days with the mercury remaining in the 20s C until June 7.
However, the Met Office long-range outlook predicts rain and the risk of thunder is possible early next month with temperatures dipping sharply as Flaming June gets off to a damp start for some.
Before then, several days of bright and sunny weather are forecast.
Aside from some rain for the far north and north-west on Wednesday, for the rest of the week the weather in most parts of the country will be dry, largely sunny, and very warm.
And the pleasant conditions are forecast to continue for the following week, ExpressOnline reports.
Forecaster Brian Glaze, of The Weather Outlook, claimed the settled conditions were expected to continue for the next few days.
He said: "Thursday is looking fine. Warm sunny periods are expected and even in eastern Scotland 25C could be reached. It's a similar picture on Friday, although along the east coast it may be cooler.
"High pressure should bring a lot of fine and warm weather this weekend. Subtle changes mean the risk of showers may begin to increase.
"Early next week there are signs of low pressure starting to push up from the southwest. It leads to an increasing chance of showers in southern counties, but at the moment forecast confidence is low."
This is what the Met Office says
Cloudier skies in parts of southern and eastern England should give way to warm sunshine. Most other parts fine but some north-western areas turning cloudier, a little rain in places.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Rain in North on Thursday clearing during the morning, then mainly dry, warm and sunny into the weekend, warmest in the West. Isolated shower possible in far West on Saturday.
UK long range weather forecast
Much of central and southeast England should see a good deal of dry and settled weather with plenty of sunshine, though a little breezy.
Temperatures will generally be very warm, but there is the risk of some thunderstorms breaking out at times.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain seem most likely for Scotland and some other northern and western areas, where it will probably feel cooler.
Looking ahead, there appears to be a shift to a more unsettled regime at first. Cloud and spells of rain may spread to most parts of the UK, but will predominately remain in the northwest.
Temperatures should return to around average and may go slightly below in places.