Get the suncream about because a heat wave is set to send temperatures soaring in North Devon next week.

High pressure currently centred to the west of Ireland will bring plenty of fine, sunny and warm weather to the UK this weekend.

And as we move into the start of next week, we’ll see temperatures rise even further.

The Met Office said Saturday and Sunday are set to start cool and fresh, but will soon rise to the low to mid 20s.

By Monday, temperatures nationwide could soar to the high 20s, and even hit 30’C as the week goes on.

Chief meteorologist, Frank Saunders said, “As warmer air from the continent moves towards the UK from Wednesday, temperatures will climb into the mid to high 20s quite widely, even in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“By this stage, some places in England and Wales will very likely top 30 celsius – it’s not unlikely somewhere could reach 32 celsius.

“With almost wall-to-wall sunshine we’ll certainly be looking at conditions which many of us would call a heatwave.”

Public Health England are warning people to take care in the sunshine as UV levels will be high.

Dr Owen Landeg, of PHE, said: “Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and many people will want to enjoy the long spell of warm weather in the forecast.

“Now is a really good time to think about what you can do to protect you and your family and friends’ health during summer.

“For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks.

“That’s why we’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk this summer.

“If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.

“And if you’re going outside for a prolonged period, remember UV is high at this time of year so think how the sun affects you and what you’d do to make sure you don’t get burned.”

So how long will this warm, hot weather last?

Deputy chief meteorologist, Jason Kelly said, “With high pressure firmly in charge, the warm and dry weather is here to stay until at least the end of June and although it is still some way off, we could be looking at similar conditions continuing into the start of July.”