SUN-seekers across the Herald and Gazette area will need to slap on plenty of sun lotion as the area braces itself for a weekend scorcher.
Forecasters have predicted temperatures hitting highs of 24 deg C across the nation, with Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton set to bask in sunny highs of almost 20 deg C on Saturday (May 17).
The change comes after months of dismal weather.
The sunny spell will continue start getting hotter from tomorrow (Friday, May 16).
Experts say that this opening sizzler could be just the beginning of a summer heatwave, which will see wall-to-wall sunshine raising the mercury level across much of the south.
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