Brits will see Friday get off to a slow start weather-wise after the Met Office issued a wide-spread fog warning.
Dense patches of fog will descend across large swathes of southern England leading forecasters to urge early morning commuters to take extra care on the roads.
Five million drivers are set to hit the roads for holidays and day trips on Friday – but traffic is expected to be busiest after 11am when the fog should have cleared.
Met Office chiefs say the fog will clear-up between 7am and 8am, making way for clearer skies and sunshine.
Things will pick-up throughout the course of Friday, with London and Cardiff expected to see temperatures in the high-20s.
It will remain largely dry and sunny throughout the rest of England but Scots will see rain, with the northwestern part of the country set to bear the brunt of the showers.
Sun-seekers will be glad to hear that going into Saturday and Sunday the mercury is set to soar with some parts of the southeast set to see temperatures of 31C.
On Monday, warm air moving in from the Continent could see the August bank holiday record smashed with highs of 33C possible in the southeast.
The highest-ever temperature for the August bank holiday was recorded way back in 2001 when thermometers at Heathrow Airport rocketed to 31.5C.
But that record looks like it may well tumble as forecasters predict temperatures of 33C for Monday.
Met Office chief Steve Willington said: “We’ve had a fairly wet and windy August so far, however, that’s going to change this weekend as we see high temperatures, sunshine and light winds return.
“On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be plenty of sunshine across the country with temperatures reaching into the mid-20s for many – it’ll be warmest in southeastern parts where 30C is possible.
“By Bank Holiday Monday itself, temperatures will rise further with around 33C possible in the South East – which would set a new record for the coming bank holiday weekend.”
Last month shattered records as Brits basked in the highest-ever temperature recorded.
The mercury surged to a staggering 38.7C at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
It broke the previous record of 38.5C recorded in Faversham, Kent, back in August 2003.
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