Temperatures are set to soar above average South Yorkshire later this week after a dismal August saw Britain experience its coldest summer in three years.
Much of the country will see temperatures reach the low to mid 20s on Thursday and Friday.
Gemma Plumb, a meteorologist at MeteoGroup, said: “There is currently an area of high pressure sat over the UK which is bringing a lot of dry and fine weather across the country.
“This high is expected to drift away to the east towards Scandinavia on Wednesday, bringing up some warmer air from the continent.
“Most of this week will be dry and fine across the UK with spells of sunshine during the days and clear spells overnight.”
However, those hoping to fire up their barbecues this weekend look set to be disappointed.
Rain will sweep across the country on Saturday, heralding much cooler conditions.