Greater Manchester is set to bask in hot weather this week.

Temperatures will reach 28C on Tuesday, with glorious sunshine forecast from around midday.

"As we head through the week, the rain will generally begin to ease across northern areas, so the potential is for much of the UK to see some hot conditions," a Met Office spokesman said.

On Wednesday temperatures are expected to dip slightly to 24C, with sunny intervals changing to cloud by late morning.

But by Thursday temperatures are set to reach 28C once more, although there is a chance of some rain, the Met Office has predicted.

Elsewhere across Europe temperatures are set to soar with Paris facing highs of 41C on Thursday.

Looking ahead to the weekend, the Met Office expects temperatures to fall.

"There's some uncertainty though on just how long the heatwave conditions will last for," forecasters said.

"It looks most likely that, at least by Saturday, most areas will see a bit of a drop in temperatures.

"There's still a lot of sunshine around for the weekend and temperatures probably look to be not quite as hot, but with a summery feel staying for the weekend."