THE town is sizzling in heat which is set to hit 30C this afternoon making it hotter than some favourite holiday destinations.

Residents should make the most of it - or perhaps endure the heat - because rain and thunderstorms are predicted towards the end of the week.

With the mercury rising, it means that temperatures in Berkshire will top these top sun-soaked holiday destinations islands.

Today, the town will be hotter than the Balearic Island of Ibiza (29C), Greek island Santorini (29C), and Croatia's Dubrovnik (27C) where there is even a chance of rain.

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The heatwave is due to continue on Thursday (28C) and Friday (25C) with uninterrupted sunshine.

Cooler temperatures move in on what is expected to be a cloudy Saturday with the thermometer dropping to 23C with sunny intervals and rain. 

Thundery showers are expected on Sunday predicted throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

The temperature is expected to peak at 22C.

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Croatia - 27C and cloudy!

Ibiza - 29C