Britain could see a return to summer with temperatures as hot as Ibiza on Sunday (August 2) - but not before the country is hit by frost.

After a wet and dreary weekend and a chilly and windy start to the week, forecasters say temperatures are set to return to the summer norm.

On Sunday, temperatures in London could soar up to 30C (86F) on Sunday, the same as Ibiza.

But before the country can return to balmy summer temperatures, it will be blasted by icy arctic winds, leading temperatures to drop as low as single figures.

While large parts of the country could see nightly grass frosts this week as temperatures drop to single figures, daytime temperatures will remain in the late teens widespread across the country.

Wednesday night (July 29) will be particularly chilly as temperatures drop to the single figures.

But, as we move into August, there will be a return to summer temperatures.

Warm air flow from France will bring up the heat from Friday (July 31) on to Sunday, with temperatures peaking at the end of the weekend.

Saturday (August 1) will see temperatures shift one or two degrees upwards, so London will rise from mid-week highs of 22 to 24C.

But an incoming low pressure system set to hit the UK on Sunday night will mean that the latest hot spell will be short-lived.


Laura Young, from the Met Office, said: "As we go into Wednesday, northern showers will clear up but Northern Wales there still may be a few showers and parts of Northern Scotland.

"However, overall it will be a lot dryer.

"Temperatures will feel a lot cooler during Wednesday night and parts of Aberdeen could see some grass frost.

"This will be caused by coming from the north. So that's bringing cool air as the as it moves further down the UK.

"Temperatures will drop to mid-single figures across the the country during the night. This could cause frosts as far south as Devon.

"But the nights are really short so although the temperatures will cool down during the night, these drops will be very short-lived.

"As we go into Thursday we fall into a more westerly flow which will feel much warmer.

"And as the week progresses it's a much more improved picture.

"We will start to receive warm air up from across France from Friday through to Saturday and Sunday. Although there's still some possibility of shower for the North.

"From Friday, widespread temperatures will rise up to the low 20s from the high teens and on Saturday London is set to rise from 22C highs to 24C.

"Sunday is set to see temperatures rising to the mid-20s and some parts of the South East could see high 20s. Our range at the moment is highs in the South East and London between 24 and 30C.

"It's fair to say the weekend will feel a lot more like summer than it has done recently, but there is no possibility that this will bring the hottest day of the year.

"Scotland's not had a good summer so far this year and the weekend will bring temperatures up.

"There will be a bit of cloud in the north of the country but there is still some sunshine and good weather.

"The balmy temperatures caused by warm air up from across France will be short lived.

"It's likely to end on Sunday night with the arrival of a new low pressure system."