Temperatures are set to rise once again this weekend – despite some cloudy periods.

The Met Office forecasts a hot and mostly sunny weekend, after a generally cloudy and cool week.

Just three weeks ago, Britons were treated to a UK heatwave with temperatures reaching 31C. While the weather this weekend will not hit such strides, it will still be warm enough for a pleasant day outside.

On Friday (July 17) temperatures should reach near 26C in some parts of the UK, particularly in the south east England region.

So, in Hertfordshire, London and Essex regions, temperatures are expected to peak around 24 to 25C, and it should be particularly sunny between 4pm to 7pm.

By Saturday temperatures will cool down to around to 22 to 23C with sunny intervals, but it will become cloudier by the afternoon.

On Sunday, the temperatures will again sit at 22C with sunny spells and a cloudy sky nearer to the night.

The Met Office say during the weekend there will be “variable cloud” but it will be “mostly dry and warm, becoming very warm, bright or sunny spells” by the Saturday.