A SCORCHING bank holiday weekend could see hours of blazing sunshine and hot highs of 28 degrees Celsius.

The latest Met Office forecast predicts clear blue skies throughout most of Saturday with the mercury rising from 17C to 28C.

UV rays will be strong around 1pm so be sure to wear sun cream if you're heading out to enjoy the warm weather.

Sunny intervals will continue throughout Sunday, with highs of 25C and lows of 13C.

On the bank holiday Monday itself, clouds may briefly block the sun but temperatures will remain summery with highs of 24C and lows of 14C.

Similar temperatures should be expected on Tuesday.

The Met Office's deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris said: “August has been mixed so far with some rather unsettled spells for many, 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, especially in the east, with temperatures rising into the mid to high 20s Celsius for many.

"It’ll be warmest in south-eastern parts where 31˚C is most likely. Western parts are likely to see more cloud, and a probable cooling trend through the weekend. 

“By Monday, the higher temperatures will likely become confined to the south east of England where temperatures into the low 30’s Celsius could again occur – which would set a new record for the coming Summer Bank Holiday Monday.”