SOMERSET is set to sizzle this weekend when the mercury is expected to hit nearly 30 degrees Celsius.

Last Thursday was the hottest day of the year when temperatures reached a staggering 35.1 degrees Celsius in Wisley, Surrey.

Somerset County Gazette:

The scorched Earth has been given a respite by the recent spell of rain but another heatwave is on the horizon.

The rain looks set to ease off, leaving it largely dry tomorrow (Tuesday, July 31) and Wednesday.

The Met Office says Temperatures will hit 24 degrees Celsius on Thursday, 27 degrees Celsius on Friday and 29 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Sunday will also see highs of around 28 degrees Celsius.