The Isle of Wight saw temperatures hitting 28c in places today (Thursday) making it the hottest day of the year so far, according to IW Met Service.
Newport, Cowes and Ryde all saw the mercury spike to 27c, with Seaview touching 28.1c for a time. Coastal towns such as Ventnor (21c) and Shanklin (25c) saw slightly cooler temps, with Military Road reaching just 18c on the South Wight coast.
Tonight will continue to see surges of heat move northwards along the front but it will gradually move away to the east as the night goes on and finally allow the cooler air to arrive from the west.
Tomorrow will see a much cooler and fresher day and that also goes for Saturday too but things will start to warm up once again as we move into next week.