TODAY'S WEATHER: Rising temperatures ahead of '˜Ibiza' weekend

This is the weather forecast for Thursday, May 5.

After a chilly start in places, a dry, warm and mostly sunny day will follow. Winds will be light throughout. Patchy cloud is likely to develop during the course of the day, especially in the north. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

Tonight will be dry across all parts with clear spells and light winds, becoming quite chilly in rural areas by dawn. Some patchy cloud, mostly in the north. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

At the weekend, we could be seeing highs of 26C in the East Midlands, warmer than Barcelona and some of the Mediterranean islands, including Ibiza.