Hot weather to continue in Sussex over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

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Temperatures could break national records this Easter bank holiday weekend as Sheffield continues to bask in sunshine. For the rest of the afternoon and early evening, we'll see a chance of a passing shower or two and perhaps a rumble of thunder. There is also a high pollen count forecast, making it a bad day for hay fever sufferers.

The temperature hit 25.5C in Gosport, Hampshire, at approximately 3.30pm, and the mercury could rise as high as 27C on Easter Monday, according to Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts. "Lowest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees Celsius". Increasing clouds tonight and not as cool with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

On Sunday, Valley temperatures are expected to drop back to the mid-80s, continuing through Tuesday.

Elsewhere should remain dry for the weekend, although it could turn a bit more breezy on Monday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "It will be dry and often sunny with light winds, although sunshine may be hazy at times".

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We'll have gusty winds this afternoon ranging from 15 to 20 miles per hour.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Extensive mist and fog on Saturday night, with patchy drizzle in parts of the west and north in near calm conditions.

The storm system that brought cool, damp weather over the past couple of days has moved out of the region and now high pressure is miraculously bringing vastly different weather for our Friday.

There is a possibility of a few showers late this evening.