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Grace Essig, 2, enjoying the sun

Grace Essig, 2, enjoying the sun

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MONTHS of miserable weather has finally been replaced by scorching sunshine in the county this week.

People have been out in force soaking up the rays while they last, following nothing but cold and wet spells so far this year.

Yesterday the county enjoyed temperatures as high as 25C – and the good news for sun-worshippers is that the beautiful weather is set to continue for days.

A report from Pitsford Hall Weather Station manager Mike Lewis said: “Today (Thursday) is likely to be another fine day, but we are likely to see more cloud than yesterday. Nonetheless, there will be some brighter, sunnier spells.

“It will be warm again with temperatures climbing to around 24C, falling overnight to 14C.

“The fine weather will continue into Friday which should see plenty of sunshine and again temperatures will climb to a warm 24C.”

Supermarkets were yesterday reporting increased sales of goods associated with summer weather, including sun cream, disposable barbecues and ice cream.

Stacey Powers, manager at Morrisons in Lower Street, Kettering, said: “There has been a significant increase in the sales of things like soft drinks, alcohol, water, ice cream and bread rolls.”

But things may not be looking so bright come Sunday, with Mr Lewis saying rain is a possibility. He added: “A fine day is likely on Saturday with prolonged spells of sunshine. A low-pressure centre to the south-west could drive some cloud into the county on Sunday with outbreaks of patchy, light rain.”