Latest Stoke-on-Trent forecast as UK set for 'hottest day of the year'

Burslem Park -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel
Burslem Park -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

Parts of the country could bask in temperatures of 26C on Saturday - making it the hottest day of the year so far. The Potteries won't be too far behind those highs with balmy conditions of 22C currently predicted.

But some meteorologists reckon the summer feel will be washed away with days of rain which could even bring some thundery conditions. Before then North Staffordshire is set to enjoy dry and warm weather.

Meanwhile 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 the Potteries and Friday is set to be sunny with an afternoon high of 22C. It's the same story on Saturday before dipping only very slightly to a 21C high on Sunday.

In the following days the Met Office reckons temperatures will be in the teens but there's a chance of some light rain. However the BBC reckons Monday could bring some thundery conditions.

The Beeb also says we'll have to wait until May 18 for a day when there's no rain.

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