This is how long the warm weather is set to continue in Mansfield and Ashfield
After the wash-out month that was May, Mansfield and Ashfield have been blessed with blazing sunshine and soaring temperatures over the past week or so – but how long is the balmy weather set to last?
Well, for once where the weather is concerned, the outlook is great – with the warm conditions here to stay for the next week at least, according to forecasters.
Temperature records for the year were smashed last week, with the mercury climbing to almost 30C in some places and folk heading out in their droves to parks and beauty spots across the area to take full advantage of the glorious weather.
Temperatures could spike as high as 24C today (Monday, June 7) as we kick off the week with a ‘dry morning with plenty of sunshine’.
"It'll feel muggy though,” says the Met Office, “with showers for many during the afternoon, occasionally heavy with a chance of thunder and hail”.
There will be a fine and largely sunny start to the day on Tuesday, becoming increasingly cloudy but remaining warm.
Temperatures will continue to hover at the 24C mark until the weekend, when the area could see two days of non-stop sunshine.
In the long-term, forecasters say we will see ‘a good deal of fine and dry weather’ across most of the UK until the end of June, although there could be a few showers in places and perhaps some rain in the far north at times. Still, temperatures are likely to be ‘above average’.
By the end of June and into early July, conditions will probably become more unsettled with an increasing chance of rain spreading across the country.