Temperatures will hit 23C today which will be followed by a scorching 10-day heatwave.

London is set to enjoy the highest of the temperatures, while Scotland will reach highs of 18C in Dumfries and Wales will see 19C in Cardiff.

Things will remain dry in the south but northern parts of the country can expect heavy showers.

Temperatures will drop and will feel cool from Monday which will see highs of 18C in Kent and London.

It comes after Friday was the UK's third hottest day ever with scorching temperatures hitting 37.8C in London.

But forecasters now predict Britain is heading for a heatwave thanks to an 'African heat flare' and we will see those temperatures again.

London is set to enjoy the highest of the temperatures at 23C, while Scotland will reach highs and Wales will see 19C

A 700-mile-wide “African heat flare” will bring temperatures up to 35C by next weekend – with the sizzling heat due to continue through to the middle of the month.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “August could rescue summer.

“Computer models suggest a very warm or hot period from Thursday, lasting for as long as mid-month. 35C is possible again.”

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “There are growing signals for further hot weather ahead. It could be deja vu with another southerly flow.

“But it's back to square one at the start of the week with a cool north-westerly."

While the hot temperatures will be good news for sun worshippers, the Government might rain on plans for cooling off.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted the police will be encouraged to enforce social distancing

On Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted the police will be encouraged to enforce social distancing after scenes showed packed beaches on Friday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There are concerns a second wave of the deadly virus could be brewing in the UK following a spike in the number of daily infections over the past two weeks.

The Office for National Statistics estimates there are now 4,200 new infections every day, up from 2,000 per day at the end of June.

Mr Johnson said “most people in this country are following the rules” but added the Government is looking to “work with the police and others to ensure the rules which are already in place are properly enforced”.