The wall to wall sunshine in Greater Manchester is set to continue into the weekend.

Forecasters at the Met Office have said Friday will be another dry day, with plenty of sunshine.

It will feel warm for most and very warm in some sheltered spots of the region.

A light southeasterly breeze will accompany the sunny spells.

Temperatures are set to sizzle, with highs of around 26C.

Overnight it will remain dry, with "largely clear and starry skies".

It will feel similar to recent nights, with light winds bringing another mild night.

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Temperatures are expected to remain in double figures, dipping to around 11C.

According to the Met Office there will be "wall to wall sunshine" on Saturday, making for another very warm day.

The sunny weather will continue into the weekend

The winds will be light during the day, but it will become breezier in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of around 25C.

The dry conditions will continue into Sunday, as well as the start of next week.

This will come as good news to those wanting to see loved ones, following government plans to relax lockdown on Monday and allow groups of six to meet up in outdoor spaces.

A woman uses a mobile phone to take a photo of a cocktail in the sunshine, outside Federal Cafe Bar in Manchester City Centre

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 23C on Sunday, however it will be cloudier on Monday and Tuesday with highs of around 22C.

According to forecasters, the warm weather will continue into the start of June but unfortunately a damp spell is expected in the North West at the end of June.

A statement on the Met Office website said: "The start of June will see a continuation of the current settled weather with most places staying dry and sunny.

"However, there is an increasing chance of seeing some rain or showers at times, especially across northern and western parts.

"It will be very warm initially but temperatures are likely to begin to return to normal towards the middle of the period.

"Towards the end of the period there may be a shift to more changeable conditions, with an increased chance of showers or longer spells of rain across all parts.

"The showers or spells of rain are likely to be most frequent across the northwest and possibly accompanied by strong winds."