There are just days to go before the next dates in the 2016 Chester Races calendar.

Now the all-important question is will the weather hold up for Ladies Evening and the Midsummer Meeting?

Nobody wants to see their hat, dress or suit get soaked as they try to get a good view of the action.

And if you have a ticket for the open course you want to be able to have a picnic in the sunshine.

Crowds gathered track side in the late May sunshine

Early signs suggest it could be a showery Friday evening between sunny spells at the Roodee.

Saturday looks like it will be brighter and dryer, with temperatures peaking at about 20 degrees on both days.

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