GET set for a scorcher!

Worcestershire is set to sizzle in temperatures of up to 27C this weekend, with the fine weather set to continue into next week.

Britain is set to be hotter than Ibiza, Mallorca, Spain, the Greek Islands and even Singapore and South America, with temperatures expected to reach at least 30C in some parts over the weekend.

A blast of tropical air drifting in from the Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal, will send temperatures soaring to around 10C higher than would usually be expected at this time of year.

Worcester is set for a weekend of unbroken sunshine, with temperatures predicted to reach 27C on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

But Met Office forecaster, Marco Petagna, says there is a good chance temperatures could be even higher.

"With the building heat across most areas there is a 30 per cent chance of seeing temperatures of 30C on Saturday, but we are more likely to see temperatures in the high 20s, with the possibility of 30C in the South East," he said.

"On Sunday we are more likely to see 30C, with a small chance of an isolated 31C. The temperature is going to peak on Monday when we could easily get 31C or 32C."

But make sure you don't miss the chance to get the barbecue out or soak in some sun – the Met Office says the weather is expected to start getting gradually cooler from the middle of next week.

Meanwhile, water company Severn Trent says it is expecting a huge increase in demand for water as people get out in the garden during the heatwave.

Doug Clarke, water efficiency manager for Severn Trent, said: “When the weather gets hotter water use always increases so we have to be extra careful how we use it.

"In the Severn Trent region we already have some of the most water efficient customers in the country, on average using under 130 litres per day, and so we’re asking all our customers to remember their great water saving habits.

“For example, take a shorter, cool shower; turn taps off and of course be careful about the water you use in the garden.

“We recognise that as a water company we must have plans in place to make sure we can cope with demand whatever the weather, and we absolutely do.

"Our water resources are at a healthy level despite a very dry winter, but it’s still really important that we all take steps make sure we are careful with what we use, particularly when it’s hot as we never know what the weather will be like for the rest of the summer."

This year saw the warmest spring for central England in records dating back more than 350 years.

It was the warmest March to May period in the Central England Temperature series, which has records covering an area of central England going back to 1659 – making it the longest instrumental record of temperature in the world.

Temperatures averaged 10.27C (50.49F) this spring, narrowly beating the 2011 record of 10.23C (50.41F), the Met Office said.