Sun, sun and more sun for Portsmouth

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The Spanish plume has been blown off course - but Portsmouth remains set for a gloriously sunny start to the week.

Weathermen say a change in wind direction will mean that previously-predicted heatwave is off, although sunshine and cloudless skies will mean some great summer weather.

The Met Office says that after a cool start, today shouldshould develop into a fine, sunny and very warm day in Portsmouth.

Its regional forecast for tonight is:- ‘Staying dry during the evening and overnight, with eastern parts staying warm with an onshore breeze and cloudier periods, while western areas should stay clearer and become cooler. Minimum temperature 11C.

A spokesman said: ‘Tuesday will be another dry day with plenty of warm sunny spells, particularly in the west. It will be breezier and periodically cloudier towards the east, but, again, still pleasant with some sunny spells. Maximum temperature 24C.

But, says the Met Office, the weatherw ill change for the worse as the week goes on. Its outlook for Wednesday to Friday is: ‘Temperatures probably peaking on Wednesday in further sunshine, however outbreaks of thundery rain may spread from the west later and into Thursday, leaving Friday less warm and more unsettled.’