YORK is set to enjoy - or endure - one more hot and sunny weekend before rain arrives next week.

Forecasters expect temperatures to soar to 26 or 27 C on Saturday and Sunday, with long sunny spells.

But from Monday onwards, the long dry spell which has delighted sunbathers but left gardens and fields parched finally looks set to come to an end, as the high pressure which has protected Britain for so long against Atlantic depressions starts to move a little to the east.

The Met Office says showers are possible on Monday and, from Tuesday onwards, the picture is rather unsettled, with some spells of sunshine but also rain or showers at times.

Some of the showers could be thundery, especially next Wednesday.

However, it will not feel cold, with temperatures set for the low 20s next week.