The Met Office is forecasting the hottest summer for 12 years as a three-month heatwave is predicted across the country.
According to the latest Met Office forecast, temperatures in Bedfordshire are set to hit 20 degrees this weekend (June 16/17).
But spells of high pressure are due to bring hot and dry conditions to the UK in the coming weeks.
Some predictions suggest temperatures could break into the 30s, according to the Mirror Online.
A Met Office spokesman said: “For June-August, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average temperatures.
“The probability the UK average temperature for June-August will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 40 per cent. The coldest of our five categories is around five per cent.
“The likelihood of above-average temperatures is greater than usual.
“The Met Office long-range prediction system shows a slightly increased chance of high-pressure patterns across the UK.”
Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at The Weather Channel, owned by The Weather Company, said: “33C is expected by early July as heat from high pressure over Britain builds.”
Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “There's plenty of sunshine to come this week, with the south generally fine through the week, although the north west will be changeable from Wednesday.
“There is a signal for a gradual return to more settled weather through the end of June.
"Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average, with the possibility of very warm or hot spells.”
This week, sub-tropical air from the Azores will see a week of 23C sunshine for the south of England, with showers after midweek in the north west.
This summer will be the hottest since 2006 – as long as June to August has an average UK temperature at least 0.87C above the 14.3C summer average, Met Office records show.
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