A man wearing a Union Jack suit gets set for the sun with glasses and a hat today (Picture: Reuters)

The first day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is set to be sunny, warm and fine, forecasters expect.

Most areas will feel warmer than yesterday, though scattered rain is possible over parts of Scotland and northern England this afternoon, while Northern Ireland will see some rain, mainly in the west, which will be heavier.

Scattered showers are likely over parts of Scotland and northern England this afternoon, though.

It will also be cloudier for Northern Ireland where some rain, heavy at times, mainly in the west – but the events in London are likely to enjoy sunshine.

Warm weather will pick up on Friday, which is set to be the hottest day of the weekend, according to the Met Office.

Temperatures are set to soar to 26°C in the south, while north-west Scotland is expected to be the warmest on Sunday.

Though it will be dry for most, it will be cloudier in the west with showers or rain at times. Some North Sea coastal areas will feel cool.

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Union flags decorate the streets ahead of Trooping the Colour parade (Picture: Getty Images)

There is a chance of heavy and thundery showers at the weekend, however, Met Office meterologist Alex Deakin explained.

But it is largely expected to be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine across much of the north.

The weekend cloud and rain is more likely to impact the south.

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