The Met Office has warned hot weather this week will be the last of the year.

A hot spell is set to sweep across the UK on Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the late 20s in some areas.

That hot weather will make way for more unsettled weather over the bank holiday weekend however, forecasters have said.

Many people across the country could see rain at some point over the weekend, although there should still be “plenty of dry and bright weather” to make the most of the last bank holiday before Christmas, forecasters said.

While temperatures are expected to be lower for the next few weeks, they added that hurricane season in the Atlantic could bring warmer and drier weather to our shores before autumn sets in.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “Tomorrow it is going to be dry with sunny spells overall in the east and south of the country.

“In terms of temperatures, we are going to have highs of 27C.

“By Friday we will have highs of 23C. It’s going to be a cooler bank holiday but with drier weather on Sunday into Monday – overall a better weekend than we’ve had for some time.

“The trends are lower for the next few weeks. I wouldn’t rule out it being the last warm spell of the year.

“(But) as we start getting into the active part of the hurricane season, with storms in the Atlantic, this can sometimes bring drier and warmer conditions.”