Hartlepool continues to be hot, hot, hot but is the scorcher going to continue?

Nicola Battram (30) with her son Jacob (2) at  the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID
Nicola Battram (30) with her son Jacob (2) at the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

The sunshine and scorching summer temperatures are set to continue into the weekend as Hartlepool continues to stay tropical.

Temperatures topped 24C and compared to 24C in Algiers, 26C in Athens, 28C in Paris and 27C in Barcelona.

Brian Thubron (61) taking advantage of the weather to enjoy a bike ride around Ward Jackson Park. Picture by FRANK REID

Brian Thubron (61) taking advantage of the weather to enjoy a bike ride around Ward Jackson Park. Picture by FRANK REID

The weather brough sunseekers out in force in Hartlepool enjoying the delights of the seaside and town parks.

Weather forecasters say Thursday will see any early mist and low cloud will soon clear to leave another dry day with plenty of sunshine.

It will be very warm inland, but cooler near coasts with onshore breezes and a maximum temperature for the region is expected to be 27C.

From Friday to Sunday, forecasters expect it to be often sunny during the daytime with very warm, then warm temperatures inland, but cooler near coasts with onshore breezes.

These ladies enjoy a chat in the bright warm sunshine as they relax in the Croft Gardens.  Picture by FRANK REID

These ladies enjoy a chat in the bright warm sunshine as they relax in the Croft Gardens. Picture by FRANK REID

But they say mist and low cloud may encroach inland during overnight periods.

Angie Dixon (53) during a break in her sunbathing at the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Angie Dixon (53) during a break in her sunbathing at the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Jack Bage (18) from Brierton area enjoying the sun in Ward Jackson Park. Picture by FRANK REID

Jack Bage (18) from Brierton area enjoying the sun in Ward Jackson Park. Picture by FRANK REID