Day-by-day weather forecast as Lancashire to sizzle in 28C heatwave this week

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Lancashire is set to bask in sunshine over the coming days, with temperatures expected to reach highs of up to 28C.

Following a week of torrential downpours and thunderstorms, temperatures are expected to rise into the high 20s across Lancashire in the coming days.

After a mild and potentially wet start on Monday (June 22), the weather is expected to remain dry and sunny up until Saturday (June 27), with light rain forecast on Sunday (June 28).

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Wednesday and Thursday are predicted to be the hottest days of the week, with temperatures reaching highs of 28C across the county.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: "Temperatures will continue to climb through the week with a hot spell developing across much of England and Wales.

"From Wednesday temperatures will widely reach into the high twenties Celsius and it’ll be hot across much of the UK, especially central and southern England where we could see highs of 30 to 34 Celsius.

"This hot weather is expected to last until at least Friday and so heatwave conditions are likely to develop for some areas this week."

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In addition to the warm days, forecasters also predict we will see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the high 20s across Lancashire.Temperatures are expected to rise into the high 20s across Lancashire.
Temperatures are expected to rise into the high 20s across Lancashire.

With dry and sunny weather expected and the Government's Covid-19 alert level lowered to three, emergency services across the country are urging people to continue to respect the two-metre social distancing restriction.

People with elderly relatives should also make sure they are finding a way to keep cool during the lockdown, Age UK has warned.

Here's what the weather forecast looks like this week:

Monday (June 22): Highs of 21C. Lows of 15C. Cloudy changing to light rain by early evening.

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Tuesday (June 23): Highs of 25C. Lows of 16C. Cloudy changing to sunny in the afternoon.

Wednesday (June 24): Highs of 27C. Lows of 17C. Dry and sunny throughout the day.

Thursday (June 25): Highs of 28C. Lows of 18C. Sunny.

Friday (June 26): Highs of 27C. Lows of 15C. Sunny changing to cloudy by early evening.

Saturday (June 27): Highs of 20C. Lows of 14C. Sunny intervals changing to cloudy by lunchtime.

Sunday (June 28): Highs of 18C. Lows of 13C. Light showers changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime.