SUN-STARVED Brits are set to bake in a 12-day heatwave hotter than the ALGARVE.
The 27C hot plume is set to sweep in from Spain and the Azores bringing scorching temperatures across the UK.
The mercury is set to soar to 27C in England- 5C above average – next Saturday as high pressure moves in, according to NetWeather.
In comparison Faro, Portugal will only hit 26C on the same day next week.
Most of England except Cumbria and South West England are expected enjoy temperatures of at least 26C.
Meanwhile, Scotland will be hotter than the Mediterranean, beating 24C Genoa, Italy.
'BEST SPELL OF SUMMER'
In the North East, the heat is tipped to hit a sizzling 27C, with temperatures of between 23C and 24 across Wales, and between 22C to 23C across the South West.
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “It should be one of the best spells of summer and feel pleasantly warm.
“There should be a good deal of sunshine.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “It will be late summer at its best, with a sunnier finale to a dull August
"The mid-20s is possible by midweek, with the fine weather holding on for the weekend and for a few more days into September for most."
A Met Office forecaster said: “From Monday will be mainly fine and dry, with rather warm temperatures in the West initially and more widely later in the last week of August and into September.
"There will be increasing amounts of sunshine, with high pressure likely to dominate, with settled conditions."
Temperatures will begin to rise from today, with the south of England to see roughly 24C throughout the week and into the bank holiday weekend.
London will see a peak of 25C – while the north will bask in an above-average 22C.
It comes as a huge contrast to the weather the UK has been cursed with this August so far.
The Sun reported that this summer is already one of the most miserable for a decade, statistics reveal.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “This summer has certainly been unremarkable and pretty bland. It’s not going to be remembered for warmth.
“We’ve had flooding, some parts of the country have seen double their average rainfall, and temperatures have been average.”
The Met Office said the City of London has had 117 per cent of its usual August rainfall already.
He added that 60mm of rain fell on the capital up to August 17 compared with 51mm usually seen over the entire month.
Northern Ireland has had 90mm of rain – 90 per cent of its 97mm average for the month.
East Anglia and north-east England have been the driest areas, having only had 43 per cent of their average August rainfall so far at 24mm and 30mm respectively.
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