Yesterday was one of the hottest days EVER recorded in Sheffield

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It's official - yesterday was one of the hottest days that has ever been recorded in Sheffield.

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Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far across much of the country and Sheffield was one of the hottest spots across the whole British Isles.

During the afternoon the temperature in Sheffield reached a balmy 33C (91.4F).

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That is just short of the city's all-time record of 34.3C which occured on Friday August 3 1990/

The hottest temperature recorded anywhere in the UK yesterday was 35.1C in Wisley in Surrey.

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The all-time hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK came in 2003 when the mercury reached 38.5C in Faversham in Kent.

Sheffield had its hottest day in years yesterday

Sheffield had its hottest day in years yesterday

Yesterday looks like it was the peak of the current heatwave.

Today temperatures will reach a maximum of 26C in Sheffield and there will be a risk of thunderstorms for much of the day.

And it will feel even fresher into the weekend with a mixture of sunshine and showers on Saturday and Sunday and highs of 21C

That theme will continue into the early part of next week but by the end of the week things are expected to warm up again.