BRITAIN is heading for a heatwave this month with highs of 24°C by Thursday.
Forecasters believe the country could soon be soaking up the sunshine for at least two weeks.
In Gloucestershire, the Met Office said that although it will be showery today and tomorrow, things will pick up from Wednesday.
There will be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers today.
Some of the showers will be heavy at times, with hail and thunder.
It will be a chilly start tomorrow with mist and fog patches quickly clearing.
There will be sunny spells with the risk of a few showers and temperatures will reach 17°C.
The weather will remain largely fine and dry from Wednesday to Friday with some bright and warm sunny spells.