Temperatures could reach up to 25C next week in the south east, with forecasters predicting a sunny start to September to follow a rainy end to August.

North-east Hampshire looks set for a dry and sunny spell, bringing back memories of the above average temperatures in July.

After the unsettled conditions in August, hot weather is expected to replace the rain next week.

A Met Office spokesperson said that north-east Hampshire is expected to be quite warm and dry next week.

"It will be dry, clear and bright this weekend, with quite a lot of cloud around," the spokesman said.

"On Saturday (August 30) it will be less warm at around 21 degrees and on Sunday and Monday about 22-23 and [with] the chance of patchy drizzle on Monday.

"It will be around about 21-22 degrees on Tuesday and as the week goes on it gets a little bit warmer in the London and north east Hampshire areas."

On Wednesday we can expect highs of 24C, with the mercury then reaching the mid-20s by the end of the week.

MeteoGroup forecaster Nick Prebble said the good conditions were not set to last too long though, with temperatures dropping again by the following weekend.             

"Hopefully this won't be the last warm spell, the weather can be nice right into November," he said.

North east Hampshire has weathered an unpredictable summer climate with thunder and lightning battering the region.

Dark skies and heavy rain returned around a week later and then remnants of Hurricane Bertha brought more treacherous weather.           

Fleet Carnival battled through the rain and was hailed a success despite the weather.