It’s getting hot, hot, hot in Dorset this weekend as the mini-heatwave finally hits, with temperatures reaching the late teens.

The weather this month has been particularly hit or miss, with some gloriously sunny spells and a fair few grey moments. 

But things are really starting to look up, at least for now anyway, with wall to wall sunshine predicted for most of the weekend it’s finally time to get the barbeque out.

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Today the Met Office predicts a clear and sunny day with plenty of of sunshine and highs of 15C in Weymouth.

Dorset Echo: A mini-heatwave is expected this weekend in Dorset (PA)A mini-heatwave is expected this weekend in Dorset (PA)

Here’s the Met Office forecast for the weekend ahead (obviously subject to change):

Friday

7am – sunny, 12C

10am – sunny, 14C

1pm – sunny, 15C

4pm – sunny, 15C

7pm – sunny, 14C

10pm – sunny, 12C

Saturday

7am – sunny, 11C

10am – sunny, 13C

1pm – sunny, 14C

4pm – cloudy, 14C

7pm – sunny intervals chance of rain, 13C

10pm – cloudy chance of rain, 13C

Sunday 

7am – cloudy, 12C

10am – sunny intervals , 14C

1pm – sunny, 15C

4pm – sunny, 16C

7pm – sunny, 15C

10pm – clear, 14C