The hottest day of the year has been forecasted for this Saturday in Oxfordshire.

The Met Office has forecasted it will be the hottest day of the year on Saturday, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 24C.

The weather is expected to be warm throughout the week, with maximum temperatures of 20C on Wednesday and Thursday and 22C on Friday.

At midday on Saturday, temperatures are expected to climb to 22C, and they will increase to 24C by 4pm.

There is a 30 per cent chance of rainfall at 4pm as well, although this is unlikely.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “As with last week, the sunniest and warmest weather will be to the west of the UK with cooler, cloudier conditions persisting in the east for the next few days.

“The cloud will push inland across the country overnight, burning back to the east coast by day.

“Cloud amounts may vary day to day which will affect the feel of the weather in some areas.

“There is a small risk of an isolated shower across northern areas on Wednesday.”

On Sunday, the hot weather will be interrupted by showers between 1pm and 7pm.

However, temperatures will still remain high, with temperatures expected to be at 22C at 7pm on Sunday evening.

The chance of precipitation on Sunday afternoon is around 30 to 40 per cent.