WINSFORD and Middlewich are set to bask in a 'mini-heatwave' this week with temperatures hotter than Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

The towns are forecast for temperatures of 28 degrees on Friday, according to the Met Office, while the temperature in Tenerife will struggle to get over 23 degrees.

Mid Cheshire will see blue skies for most of the day, although some cloud cover is forecast later in the afternoon and evening.

But sadly the 'mini heatwave' isn't here to stay.

Forecasters add 'scattered thundery showers' will develop overnight before a largely cloudy day on Saturday with temperatures only reaching 19 degrees.

Some rain is expected to follow on Sunday and heading into next week too.

The outlook for the first week in August adds: "A brief very warm spell is likely for many areas at the end of this week with a good deal of sunshine, although increasing cloud may bring rain to the northwest.

"Scattered showers and thunderstorms will probably introduce cooler, more changeable conditions from the west next weekend.

"Through early August changeable weather is likely to continue with bands of rain, perhaps accompanied by strong winds, interspersed with brighter, showery conditions.

"However, all areas should have some dry spells, these most likely in the east, with a better chance of dry spells more generally late in the period.

"It is likely to be on the cool side for western areas, but with temperatures closer to average across the east and southeast."