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Weather will be fine, hot and sunny throughout the rest of the week

Picture by Gerry Molumby from Selston, 'Make hay while the sun shines' Photo: Gerry Molumby

If you don't like sunshine, better shut your eyes and close your ears because the forecast is set fair for the rest of the week.

So is there any truth in St Swithun's Day weather folk lore?

Well, never mind the next forty days, all I'll say for now is that it stays fine, hot and sunny throughout the rest of this week.

There are different heatwave criteria for each region across the country, and there's the 60% risk of a heatwave in the East Midlands over the next couple of days; 40% level 1 risk for the West Midlands.

More about heat and how it affects your health, as well as links to the NHS if you are concerned under "Heat-health watch" on the Met Office website.

For the remainder of today, fine, warm and sunny, highs 27c 81f. Strong UV and high pollen levels, lower nearer the east coast.

Those highs only dip to 25c during the evening, and another warm night follows.

Rather uncomfortable for sleeping with lows in the mid-teens celsius.

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