Britain will bask in sunshine as the wettest summer in a century draws to a close.
Forecasters predict dry and sunny conditions for England and Wales, with temperatures reaching up to 27C in some places.
The mercury will continue to rise on Sunday as the South East enjoys temperatures of up to 28C.
But the fine weather is not predicted to last, with thunderstorms forecast for parts of the country next week.
Sky News Weather Presenter Isobel Lang said: "Early cloud in the South West and Northern Ireland will make way for glorious conditions across most of Britain this weekend.
"Temperatures will easily make it into the low and mid 20s, and it could reach up to 28C in parts of the South East.
"But make the most of it, because weather systems over the Atlantic will bring cooler temperatures, gales and rain next week."
The wettest periods are expected be on Thursday or Friday.
Figures showed that 14.25in of rain fell in June, July and August, making it the wettest summer since 1912.
However, much of the country has enjoyed late summery weather this week, with the Olympic Park in Stratford recording a temperature of 26.9C on Friday afternoon.
The Paralympic Games will just miss out on the return of unsettled weather, with possible rain forecast for the capital on the Monday after the closing ceremony.
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