A mini heatwave has sent temperatures soaring in Huddersfuield.

And it’s all down to a summer plume from the Contintent, which could be the first of several this summer.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has recorded the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures topping 23°C or 74°F so far.

And he expects Tuesday to possibly get a fraction or two warmer, with the good weather set to hang around for the next couple of days.

It may break later in the week with a thunderstorm and that could bring a real deluge for many areas.

“It is as we predicted a couple of weeks ago, with the summer set to be governed by a series of warm plumes from the Continent.

“It means we will not be seeing a real heatwave but rather a series of very warm short spells of good weather.

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“We may get anything from two to five of these plumes and the one we are enjoying this week is the first of them.

“There is very little cloud about today and that has enabled the temperatures to build very quickly to the hottest day of the year so far.

“It looks to continue into Tuesday and Wednesday and we may see the temperatures get up as high as 75°F or 24°C.

“There is a chance of it breaking with a thunderstorm on Tuesday evening but that seems more likely on Wednesday and if we do get one it could bring a lot of rain in a very short space of time.”

The temperatures are likely to cool down a bit towards the end of the week and into the weekend and as we head into next week it is likely we will have come noticeably cooler weather and some rain.