Weather forecasters are predicting soaring temperatures this week, with highs of an Australia-beating 27°C.
The hot air, which is been drawn up from Africa, has been branded the ‘blowtorch’, and will reportedly see Britain reach its hottest April day in a decade.
The Weather Outlook has predicted temperatures a full 13°C above the average for this time of year – while the Met Office has said tomorrow’s 21°C will make it the hottest day of 2018 so far.
Brits will also sizzle in temperatures higher than those in Malibu, California, as well as Athens and Rome.
But what does it mean for where you live?
Here Marco Petagana, senior meteorologist at the Met Office explains.
Tuesday will see it wet and windy across Scotland, but brightening up in the afternoon to hit a high of 16°C.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will see an east/west split.
The west will continue to be wet and windy, hitting a high of just 14°C. The east on the other hand will be brighter with a high of 18°C on Thursday.
Tuesday will see sunshine and blustery showers, with the rain clearing by the afternoon and a high of 16°C.
By Thursday looks to be the best day with highs of 17°C and clear skies.
Rain and wind starts the week, with temperatures gradually improving through the week.
Thursday will see the most pleasant day with plenty of sunshine and highs of 21°C.
In Manchester, Tuesday sees heavy rain from around 3pm tomorrow, but by late afternoon Wednesday, the clouds will have made way for clear skies.
Thursday will see Mancunians basking in the sun with highs of 19°C, with the sun lasting through until the weekend.
Brummies will see some of the best of the blowtorch weather with at least two days hitting 20°C and three of at least 17°C
The sunniest days are Wednesday and Thursday, dropping only slightly for the weekend.
Cardiff might not have the hottest temperatures the blowtorch can bring, but locals are set to have five straight days of cloud-less skies.
Starting on Wednesday with a high of 18°C, only dropping to 16°C by Sunday.
The rest of Wales could even see highs of 20°C on Thursday, only dropping slightly to 19°C on Friday.
The south east looks fine but a few showers may be seen in the west, tomorrow.
But the weather will be better across the region from Wednesday, with highs of 22°C.
By Thursday, 25°C is a real possibility, dropping to warm 23°C by Friday.
In London the mercury starts tomorrow, with 18°C seeing the sun breaking through the clouds.
The rest of the week, through to the weekend, sees cloudless skies, peaking at 24°C on Thursday, and dropping to 22°C by Sunday.
Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: “If you’ve been waiting for a dry week with sunshine, this is the week for you.
“It’s the first prolonged warm spell of spring and will be a lot warmer than so far this year, so a marked contrast to the past week.
“The South-East and Midlands will be warmest as high pressure builds, but it will feel warm for a lot of the country.”
Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said: “It will feel summery for parts of Britain and we’ll be hotter than loads of places including Athens, Rome and lots of holiday destinations.
“Air will come in from the Mediterranean over the continent, and from north Africa.
“But it’s bad timing for school holidays and a shame it didn’t arrive while people were still off work for Easter.”
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “27°C is possible locally in the South from Thursday.
“A ‘continental blowtorch’ effect will see African air heat up over the continent before arriving here.
“It looks warm for many parts, so beaches and parks will be busy."
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