THE latest heatwave to hit Berkshire is set to continue, with chances of a thunderstorm in place later this week.

According to the Met Office, temperatures will continue to hit the high 20s across the county.

Here is the day by day forecast for Berkshire this week:

Wednesday:

11am - sunny - 23 degrees.

12pm - sunny - 25 degrees.

1pm - sunny - 26 degrees.

2pm - sunny - 27 degrees.

3pm - sunny - 27 degrees.

4pm - sunny - 27 degrees.

5pm - sunny - 27 degrees.

6pm - sunny - 25 degrees.

After 6pm, the temperature gradually drops down to 22C.

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Thursday:

The picture looks slightly different on Thursday as there are chances of cloud, rain and thunder by the afternoon.

10am - cloudy - 18 degrees.

11am - cloudy - 20 degrees.

12pm - thunder - 20 degrees.

1pm - thunder - 21 degrees.

2pm - thunder and sunshine - 21 degrees.

3pm - cloudy - 22 degrees.

4pm - rain and cloud - 21 degrees.

5pm - sunshine and clouds - 21 degrees.

6pm - sunshine and clouds - 20 degrees.

After 7pm, the temperature will remain at around 20 degrees.

Friday:

The weather forecast on Friday looks overcast changing to light showers by lunchtime.

10am - cloud - 18 degrees.

1pm - cloud and rain - 20 degrees.

4pm - cloud and rain - 21 degrees.

7pm - cloud and rain - 20 degrees.

Royal Borough Observer:

Saturday:

The forecast is less accurate for the weekend but the Met Office said it will be overcast with sunny intervals throughout the day. The top temperature will be 21 degrees.

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10am - cloud - 17 degrees.

1pm - sunshine and cloud - 20 degrees.

4pm - cloud - 21 degrees.

7pm - cloud - 19 degrees.

10pm - cloud - 17 degrees.

Sunday:

10am - sunshine and cloud - 16 degrees.

1pm - cloud - 19 degrees.

4pm - cloud - 20 degrees.

7pm - cloud - 18 degrees.

Weather forecasters said: "Sunday is expected to be mostly dry with variable cloud and some sunny spells. Scattered, mostly light showers are still possible, mainly in eastern areas. The sunniest conditions are most probable in the west. These settled and largely dry conditions are expected to continue into next week with variable cloud and some decent clear and sunny spells, although perhaps cloudier in the far north and northwest with rain at times. "