HEREFORDSHIRE is set for temperatures of up to 22C at the weekend.

The unseasonably warm weather will make the county as hot as Spain's Costa Brava, where as of Friday evening it is also forecast to be 22C on Sunday.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will be overcast at times, though temperatures will also be a maximum of 22C. It will turn breezy through the day, according to the Met Office.

The mercury will remain at up to 22C on Sunday.

Ollie Claydon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, said that the warm weekend temperatures would come ahead of a more “unsettled” week of weather.

“We’re in for a dry and fine evening on Saturday, with clear conditions for central parts of the UK and northern Ireland,” he said.

“There’s a risk of showers but temperatures will stay high.

“But then a cold front from the north west around lunchtime on Monday will herald the arrival of cooler, more unsettled weather next week.”

Police are likely to act against people tempted to break social distancing rules in the warm weather.

West Mercia Police, the force that covers Herefordshire, has already pledge to enforce the rule of six by fining law-breakers.

Superintendent Sue Thomas said earlier: “Nationally, we’re starting to see a rise in infections and so it’s vital that each and every one of us plays our part in reducing the spread of coronavirus by following the regulations and guidelines the Government has put in place.

“Over the last seven months the vast majority of people across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire have done the right thing and adhered to the guidelines and we are sure this will remain the case.

“However, we will continue to be visible in our communities and we will speak to those seen breaking the rules.

“Where it’s appropriate to do so we will use our powers and enforce the fine.”