Sheffield set to be hotter than Ibiza

Warm weather is on the way
Warm weather is on the way
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Sheffield is set to record its hottest temperature of the year so far this weekend.

Temperatures will rise throughout the course of this week and on Saturday and Sunday Sheffield promises to warmer than many popular European tourist hotspots including Ibiza, the Cote d'Azur and Barcelona.

Sheffield will back in warm sunny spells of 22C during this weekend, while many parts of the Mediterranean will struggle to get to 20C.

The unseasonably hot weather is thanks to high pressure becoming established and encouraging a south-easterly airstream, drawing in warm air from the Continent.

This high pressure will mean a dry-ish weekend, hot in the sun, though it may feel close and muggy towards the weekend with a risk of thunderstorms.

It follows the coldest end to April in over 30 years, and a wash-out Bank Holiday for many, spring - or possibly summer - will arrive this weekend.