Salisbury and Wiltshire will go through a mini-heatwave this weekend, basking in temperatures as high as 28c.

According to the Met Office, the region will see sunshine and "very warm" temperatures in the run-up to 'Freedom Day'.

Today (Thursday July 15), some early fog patches and drizzle will clear for a sunny afternoon, reaching 26c.

Forecasters predict the weekend will be dry and warm, with plenty of sunshine.

The whole UK is expected to see high temperatures this weekend, with temperatures across the South West at their best on Sunday July 18.

What the Met Office has said

The Met Office forecast for the region suggests weather will be "dry, mostly sunny and very warm".

It said: "Dry with plenty of sunshine over the weekend, and becoming hot by day inland."

Nationally, forecasters expect dry weather with plenty of sunshine, but warn that conditions may take a turn for the worse at the end of the month.

It said: "This period will continue to be influenced by an area of high pressure slowly moving across the UK.

"It's expected to be widely dry with plenty of sunshine developing on Sunday, however cloudy with perhaps some rain at times across the Northern Isles.

"Following this, it's likely that we'll see a good deal of dry weather with plenty of sunshine, at least at first.

"Through this period there's an increasing risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms developing from the South and West.

"Temperatures will continue to be very warm at first - before probably becoming somewhat cooler and fresher from the southwest later next week heralding a change to a more unsettled spell towards the end of July."

When the temperature will be at its peak (and where)

According to forecasters, the region will see temperatures at their warmest at around 4pm on Sunday:

Salisbury - 28c

Amesbury - 28c

Andover - 28c

Ringwood - 25c

Devizes - 27c

Warminster - 27c

Winchester - 28c

Trowbridge - 28c

Romsey - 27c

Pewsey - 28c

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