THIS weekend could be a September scorcher as temperatures are forecast to rise above 20 degrees with plenty of clear skies and sunshine.

The latest update from the Met Office shows that we can expect highs of 21 degrees on Sunday after the mercury slowly rises from 18 degrees on Friday and 19 degrees on Saturday.

A spokesman said: "Dry and bright weather will dominate over the coming days.

"Chilly nights are likely but day time temperatures will increase a little each day, becoming very warm by Sunday."

Summer may be on the way out but the warm weather should continue into next week, with highs of 20 degrees but more cloudy skies forecast.