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Shropshire temperatures to be sky high for weekend scorcher - with pictures and video from Weston Park

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It’s a beautiful day to be out flying a plane. And that’s just what scores of people did at Weston Park at a model plane air show.

It’s a bumper weekend of events in the region, and with temperatures set to soar organisers are expecting bumper crowds and a boost to the local economy.

Sun screen and ice cream will be needed as runners take part in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon tomorrow.

Model air show at Weston Park
Model air show at Weston Park

They are being urged by organisers to cover up from the rays.

Extra water has been ordered and marshals will be on hand manning a fourth water station.

The weather is also set fair for events taking place in the county today.

From the Shrewsbury Carnival, which in previous years has battled with wind and rain, to the mini beast hunt at Harper Adams, Ellesmere Food and Drink Festival, a family fun day at Severn Valley Country Park and Broseley fun day, families will be able to enjoy the fresh air without fear of getting wet.

And yesterday people from across the region attended the model air show at Weston Park, where aircraft flew in clear blue skies. The event continues across the weekend.

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According to the Met Office it will be a misty start, but this will burn off as the temperature rises and it was today set to peak in Shropshire at 27C (81F). It will be a hot and clammy night with a low of 13C.

Temperatures are due to peak at between 26-28C on Sunday with wall to wall sunshine.

Households will wake to glorious sunshine across the county and those attending events including the half marathon, food and drink festival, prostate cancer walk in Telford, the Penny Farthing event at British Ironwork Centre on the outskirts of Oswestry and the Bulgarian Party in Oswestry park will have to slap on the sun screen to prevent being burned to a crisp in the rays.

Joe Williams, from UKRunChat, the body behind the Shrewsbury Half Marathon was urging runners to cover up.

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He said: “We know it is going to be a warm one tomorrow.

“We have put another water station on the route so that runners can keep hydrated. We would like everyone to use some sun block before they start the race and where possible they should wear some sort of a hat.

“We have ordered in extra water which will be handed out to runners at the start and finish of the race and also as they are out running.

“We want everyone to enjoy the race, and to enjoy the weather.”

Oli Claydon, spokesman for the Met Office, said: “It is going to be a cracker. But be warned that pollen levels will be very high.”

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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