Latest Cheshire weather update as UK braced for ‘hottest day of the year’

Cheshire is set to record highs of 23C on Saturday as forecasters expect it be the hottest day of the year so far.

Some parts of the country could even see temperatures reach 26C. However, Cheshire won’t be too far behind with some parts reaching 23C, while most of the county is predicted to see maximum temperatures of 22C.

However, some meteorologists reckon the summer feel will be washed away from next week with days of rain that could also bring some thundery conditions.

Before then, the Met Office believes temperatures could get up to 26C in the South East on Saturday. The hottest day of the year had previously been recorded on April 12 when it hit 21.5C in parts of London.

The hottest day last year came on September 10 with a scorching 33.5C in Faversham, Kent. Back to Cheshire and the Met Office is forecasting the following from Friday and beyond: “High pressure continues to dominate, bringing a dry day with plenty of sunny spells, perhaps with the odd shower through the afternoon.

“Feeling very warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 22 °C. Remaining settled to start the weekend with warm sunny spells and the odd shower. Chance of heavy, thundery showers on Sunday before turning widely unsettled on Monday and feeling cooler.”

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