DESPITE a week of wet weather the people of Oldham may have one last chance to fire up the barbecue this weekend.

Experts expect highs to approach 19°C, with forecasters suggesting clear and sunny conditions, especially on Sunday.

Met Office reports say temperatures will begin to rise from Friday, hitting around 17°C on Saturday, with rain dissipating.

It's not all good news though, with forecasters suggesting rain will hit Bolton from noon on Thursday until the early hours of Friday morning.

However, hay fever sufferers will finally get a reprieve this week with experts dropping alerts for Oldham after months of high pollen counts.