Britain’s warm spell is expected to continue over the next few days, with the mercury set to soar to as high as 26C this weekend.

Most of the country will see temperatures reach above 20C on Saturday, before the weather is expected to cool slightly next week. 

Although the outlook is looking fine for most, showers and more unsettled weather are more likely in the north and north west, the Met Office said.

Brits flocked to the seaside yesterday to bask in the 23C heat. High pressure is sweeping across the UK this week, as temperatures were expected to steadily climb to 25C on Friday and up to 26C on Saturday and Sunday.

It comes after millions of people in southern England and Wales woke up to thunder and lightning last week, with 35,000 strikes being recorded by the Met Office last Thursday.

Now, the picture is completely different, as the majority of Brits will enjoy dry, warm weather until Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: ‘Warm, sunny and dry for many over the next few days, with temperatures above average for the time of year.

‘A thunder breakdown on Sunday and a return to cooler temperatures on Monday.’ 

The warm spell is set to continue for most over the next few days, with temperatures set to soar to as high as 26C

The warm spell is set to continue for most over the next few days, with temperatures set to soar to as high as 26C

Most parts of the country will see the mercury reach at least 20C this weekend, although some may see showers and thunderstorms

Most parts of the country will see the mercury reach at least 20C this weekend, although some may see showers and thunderstorms

People enjoy the warm weather on the beach in Hastings, East Sussex

People enjoy the warm weather on the beach in Hastings, East Sussex 

The Met Office forecasted high temperatures of up to 23C on Thursday in London and 20C in parts of the UK

The Met Office forecasted high temperatures of up to 23C on Thursday in London and 20C in parts of the UK 

People enjoy the warm weather on Hotwalls Beach, Portsmouth on Thursday

People enjoy the warm weather on Hotwalls Beach, Portsmouth on Thursday

People enjoy a warm and sunny day out at the beach in Sandbanks, Dorset, during the bank holiday weekend

People enjoy a warm and sunny day out at the beach in Sandbanks, Dorset, during the bank holiday weekend

People bask in the sunshine at St. James's Park in London, May 8, 2024

People bask in the sunshine at St. James’s Park in London, May 8, 2024

But the warm weather will bring with it an increase in UV levels that are expected to reach moderate to high levels across the UK over the next few days.

Pollen levels will also increase as the temperature rises, reaching moderate levels in parts of southern and central England. 

Across the seas, holidaymakers were left baffled when a Benidorm beach disappeared in a thick fog on Sunday.

Tracy Stocks and her husband decided to travel to Benidorm for some sea and sun, but the pair were left dumbfounded when a thick fog appeared and enveloped the beach while they were meant to be soaking up the rays. 

The 43-year-old assumed a fire had broken out in a nearby apartment but decided to stay on the beach to film the eerie sight, unlike most other holiday makers who packed up and fled the strange phenomenon.  

Taking to Facebook, the carer shared video footage of the mystery fog captioned ‘what happened’ to see if anyone could help to identify it.

The clip shows a dark grey mist covering the entire beach and encircling the sunbathers. Some beachgoers are seen hastily packing away their belongings. 

Facebook users took to the comments and identified the mystery cloud as a thick ‘sea mist’, which is caused by a temperature difference on land and the water.

Holidaymakers were left baffled when a Benidorm beach disappeared in a thick fog - prompting Brits back home to gloat while basking in 23 degrees sunny weather

Holidaymakers were left baffled when a Benidorm beach disappeared in a thick fog - prompting Brits back home to gloat while basking in 23 degrees sunny weather

Holidaymakers were left baffled when a Benidorm beach disappeared in a thick fog – prompting Brits back home to gloat while basking in 23 degrees sunny weather

Other users joked about how sunny it was in the UK in comparison, with one user quipping: ‘it’s lovely and sunny in Derby’.

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Weather conditions are expected to return to a more unsettled pattern heading into next week.

Rain and showers will start to move in from the west, as a result of developing low pressure from the Atlantic.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wisson said: ‘Many places will start fine and warm on Sunday, though it is likely to become cloudier from the west or southwest during the day. 

‘This will be accompanied by scattered showers, which could be heavy with thunder.

‘On Monday we’re likely to see more widespread and longer-lived spells of rain, some of which will be heavy and thundery. This will also lead to a much cooler feel to the day.’

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