The British summer is set for one last hurrah this weekend with temperatures set to hit 24C in north Wales.

Thursday and Friday has seen most of the region bask in warm weather and plenty of sunshine.

The Met Office is now promising more of the same on Saturday, with the mercury due to soar up to eight degrees above average in some parts of the country.

Holyhead and Barmouth are tipped to be the hottest towns in north Wales with temperatures of 24C.

Wrexham, Hawarden and Llandudno are forecast to reach highs of 23C with Rhyl and Denbigh 22C.

It could mean a very busy weekend on the roads - especially the A55 - as families, tourists and sun-worshippers head to the region's beaches and top attractions.

Although it will be toasty, as the high pressure begins to move east the wind will pick up in western parts of the British Isles and could reach speeds of 45mph in parts of Wales.

The warm weather will not stick around for long as the tail end of Hurricane Humberto blows towards the UK from the Bahamas, bringing wind and rain from Monday - the first day of autumn.

Emma Smith, a Met Office meteorologist, said: "On Sunday, the temperature will start to turn downwards - we could still see a high of 24C (75.2F) but that will be quite isolated in the east of England."

"From there on in, we do get unsettled weather day by day with temperatures falling down to where they should be for this time of year.

"Hurricane Humberto is moving towards us and becoming very quickly downgraded so it's not going to be a hurricane by the time it gets to us, but it will bring with it wet and windy weather."

She added: "It will be quite unstable all next week with low pressure coming towards us through the jet stream.

"On Tuesday there will be widespread showers - the heaviest showers will be in the South West with a few rumbles of thunder.

"Most of the rain will be in the North West and there's a risk of gales, so it will be quite an unsettled end to the month."