It has been the hottest October day in the UK for seven years ... and people across Flintshire and Wrexham basked in the sunshine!

Valley airfield on Anglesey recorded a temperature of 23.9C (75F) on Wednesday, according to the Met Office, making it the warmest October day since Gravesend in Kent recorded 29.9C (86F) on October 1, 2011.

Temperatures in Flintshire and Wrexham were neared the 21C mark, more than enough to encourage workers to enjoy an extended outdoor lunch break.

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Images above and below: Acton Park in Wrexham bathed in sunshine

Parks were bathed in glorious sunshine, while Leader photographer Rick Matthews captured a very busy market day in Mold.

The unseasonal weather is unlikely to last too long, however, as forecasters say the UK will be blown away by an Atlantic storm at the weekend.

A yellow warning for rain for Wales and north-west England is in force for Friday.

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