The sun has got his hat on and so has Calderdale

The start of the school summer holidays is heralded by a period of dry weather across Calderdale, with good spells of sunshine, patchy cloud and temperatures staying just above average for many.

There is a chance of thundery showers, but the signs are currently that a settled pattern with high pressure may well continue to dominate for several days to come.

Luchtime shoppers in sunny Halifax.

Luchtime shoppers in sunny Halifax.

Eddy Carroll, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The rest of July will see temperatures into the mid to high twenties in places and, although there is a risk of showers, for most the fine, largely dry and warm weather looks like it could well persist into August.”

The outlook for the week is for the weather to remain fine and warm inland. Saturday will become cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain.

Sunny spells and isolated showers are expected on Sunday, and feeling less warm.