Turkey and Africa are major draws with a record numbers of Britons fleeing home shores for warmer climes this May bank holiday weekend.
After suffering one of the coldest Aprils on record, UK tourists on tailor-made holidays for topping-up their tans will be seduced by Turkey's luxurious beaches.
The seaside resort of Bodrum is currently sweltering in the high 20s.
By Monday this temperature is expected to rise to 31C.
It's a similar story in Morocco's Marrakech, a great favourite of sun-worshippers on city breaks.
Here, visitors will be able to escape Britain's weekend forecast of Friday rains followed by overcast conditions to bask in temperatures of 27C.
Holiday bosses forecast that about 2 million people have booked flights abroad in the hope of enjoying some sea, sand and sun, the Metro reports.
They say that Spain is joining North Africa and Turkey as a popular getaway, with wall-to-wall sunshine predicted for the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, and temperatures of up to 20C on Sunday.
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