This is how hot it could get in Sheffield as city prepares for hottest day of year

As the country prepares itself for what could turn out to be the hottest day in the UK since records began, this is the weather forecast for Shefffield.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 9:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 9:17 pm
Sunseekers in Sheffield city centre.

The Met Office said temperatures could reach as high as 31°C in the city tomorrow as the heatwave continues across the county.

A warm night will make it uncomfortable for sleeping on Wednesday with temperatures not expected to drop below 18°C.

Sunseekers in Sheffield city centre.

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This is the hour-by-hour forecast for Thursday - with forecasters tipping it to be the hottest day of the year so far in Sheffield.

12am - 20°C

1am - 20°C

2am - 20°C

3am - 20°C

4am - 20°C

5am - 19°C

6am - sunny, 19°C

7am - sunny, 18°C

8am - sunny, 19°C

9am - sunny, 20°C

10am - sunny, 21°C

11am - sunny, 23°C

Noon - sunny, 24°C

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2pm - sunny with a little cloud, 27°C

3pm - sunny with a little cloud, 28°C

4pm - sunny with a little cloud, 28°C

5pm - sunny , 29°C

6pm - sunny with a little cloud, 29°C

7pm - sunny with the chance of light shower, 29°C

8pm - sunny with the chance of a thunderstorm, 29°C

9pm - sunny with the chance of a light shower, 27°C

10pm - chance of a light shower, 26°C

11pm - 26°C

But a yellow 'be aware' warning for thunderstorms is in place for Friday.