LAST week saw the first taste of summer with temperatures reaching the high 20s.

Thousands of people headed to the beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to enjoy the hot weather.

Freezers were stocked with ice creams, barbecues fired up and paddling pools filled with water as people sought to keep cool.

However, the hot weather was quickly replaced with cloud, rain and windier weather by Saturday evening with the Met Office even issuing a warning of lightning.

If you’re wondering whether you’ll need suncream, a jumper or raincoat next week, here’s what the Met Office is currently predicting.

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Things are looking largely dry and settled with lots of sunshine. If the situation changes and any further weather warnings are issued, we will of course keep you updated.

Monday, June 20 – 22C and sunny all day

Tuesday, June 21 – 20C and sunny

Wednesday, June 22 – 23C and sunny

Thursday, June 23 – 22C and sunny

Friday, June 24 – 20C, cloudy changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon

Saturday, June 25 – 18C, sunny intervals changing to heavy showers by lunchtime

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Looking towards the end of the week, the Met Office says: “Into the weekend, the most probable scenario is for clear and sunny spells with occasional showers.

“Showers will perhaps be most prevalent in the north and west initially, then in the north and east later, and could be locally heavy.

“Temperatures close to or slightly below normal under a westerly or northwesterly breeze. Conditions looking to become largely fine and dry by the start of July as high pressure builds.”