Scorching weather sets record temperatures today and into weekend

Visitors to Shibden Park enjoy the sunshine
Visitors to Shibden Park enjoy the sunshine
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Blazing sunshine is set to push the mercury up to 26C this weekend as Calderdale continues to bask in summer.

Sunbathers and ice cream lovers will be in their element today as the temperatures reach their highest point this year.

Friday is set to be a classic summer day with wall to wall sunshine while Saturday comes with the risk of thunderstorms due to the intense heat.

Temperatures will still remain in the mid to high twenties.

Further south London is expecting peak temperatures of 31C over the weekend.

The sunshine is predicted to remain with us on Sunday and into next week although temperatures will be slightly lower; around 23C.