A "Bermuda blowtorch" heatwave is set to turn the UK scorchio ahead of Freedom Day.
The tropical 32C blast will arrive from the Atlantic this weekend, forecasters say.
And the glorious sunshine will run into next week – just in time for Covidrestrictions lifting on Monday – and could last until the end of the summer holidays.
Bookies last night made it odds-on for Britain’s hottest temperatures of the year so far in the next few days.
Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said: "Temperatures will rise significantly at the weekend, particularly across southern Britain.
"We are looking at a spell of extreme heat driven by the Azores-Bermuda high.
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"Get ready for the Bermuda blowtorch."
Ladbrokes had priced it 1-3 to be the hottest day of the year this weekend and 5-1 for it to reach 35C.
Spokeswoman Jess O’Reilly said: "The banging weather is sure to see barbecues fired up all over the country as Brits bask in sizzling temperatures well into the 30s."
More than 150,000 people are expected in Bournemouth, Dorset, this weekend.
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There are around 16,000 hotel rooms and 30,000 beds in the town – and it is thought 97% are booked for tomorrow.
But thunder is forecast too.
Jim Dale, of British Weather Services, said: "From midweek it looks like the high pressure will give way and, as is usual after periods of very hot weather, we could see something in the way of downpours."
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The maximum body temperature a human body can tolerate is up to 42.3C, if the body becomes this warn it can become life-threatening.
This is known as Hyperthermia, when the body becomes too hot, known as a core body temperature from 37.5–38.3C.
Whereas the outside temperature a human body can tolerate depends on how long you’re experiencing the heat for and what type of heat it is.
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