The heat wave is predicted to continue today after an overcast start to the day.

The Met Office is predicting bright weather to break through the clouds to provide another dry and very warm day.

Throughout the day there is a very low chance of any rain.

Despite the rise in heat in the last couple of days pollen levels are still only at medium.

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There will be highs of 24C and lows of 15C, with the sun due to set at 19.43pm.

Here’s a full hour-by-hour forecast for Darlington today.

9am: 18C with 20% chance of rain

10am: 19C with <5% chance of rain

11am: 20C with <5% chance of rain

12pm: 22C with <5% chance of rain

1pm: 23C with <5% chance of rain

2pm: 24C with <5% chance of rain

3pm: 24C with <5% chance of rain

4pm: 23C with <5% chance of rain

5pm: 23C with <5% chance of rain

6pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

7pm: 19C with <5% chance of rain

8pm: 18C with <5% chance of rain

9pm: 18C with <5% chance of rain

10pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

11pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

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A Met Office spokesperson said: "Low cloud and isolated fog patches clearing Thursday morning to give another dry, and very warm day.

"Sunshine will turn hazy at times under high cloud.

"Remaining coolest by the coast where low cloud could linger. Light winds. Maximum temperature 26 °C.

"Cloud will gradually build through the evening and push further inland. Patches of mist and fog forming elsewhere, becoming more widespread through the early hours."