Hottest day of the year, but weather is due to worsen

People take advantage of the good weather and take to the beach at Seapark in Co Down.  
Lexi Dempster(7) from Castlereagh enjoys the beach. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

People take advantage of the good weather and take to the beach at Seapark in Co Down. Lexi Dempster(7) from Castlereagh enjoys the beach. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

The highest temperature in the Province today was recorded at 26.2 degrees in Castlederg in Co Tyrone.

For the second consecutive day Northern Ireland enjoyed the hottest of the year so far, though the weather is set to take a turn for the worse with a severe weather warning for heavy rain and thunder storms on Saturday.