Parts of the UK are to set to bask in temperatures hotter than Rio de Janeiro and Tenerife this week - but not if you're in Cornwall.

While the county can expect some sunshine, the so-called 'mini heatwave' due to arrive on Thursday and Friday - which will see the south east reaching highs of up to 31C - is not expected to materialise here to the same extent.

The Met Office is predicting highs of 19C in Falmouth on Thursday and a maximum temperature of 21C on Friday lunchtime, although it is expected to become cloudy over the course of the afternoon.

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It is much the same picture on alternative weather forecasting website AccuWeather, which does go as high as 20C on Thursday and even 22C on Friday, although it again predicts it will be partially sunny.

However, in some good news it is expected to stay dry and largely sunny for most of this week across Cornwall, with temperatures of around 17C today and tomorrow and up to 18C on Saturday.

It could all go a bit wrong on Sunday though, when there is a 40 per cent chance of showers for most of the day.