The wait is almost over for roller coaster enthusiasts - Alton Towers will open its new £18 million ride called The Smiler on the 23rd May.
With 14 loops to the previous record of 10, it is the largest roller-coaster ever built. Only a dozen people have been on it so far, a slightly reluctant Callum Watkinson was one of them.
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Mainly fine and dry at first before showers develop through the morning, these becoming locally heavy through the afternoon.
Today will be day of sunshine and scattered showers, with the showers possibly turning heavy in places.