‘Taste of summer’ on way for South Wales
FORECASTERS are predicting “a taste of summer” this week – just as the Easter school holiday comes to an end.
Sub-zero temperatures, freezing rain and hill snow were anticipated for the Easter bank holiday. Now warm sunshine is expected just as pupils return to the classroom.
Writing on Twitter, senior meteorologist Derek Brockway said the UK would enjoy “a taste of summer” this week.
He said: “South-easterly winds will bring warmer air to the UK from France and Spain.”
Mr Brockway added temperatures are likely to rise into the 20s from Wednesday and the warm spell is likely to last for two or three days.
The Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy rain for Easter, but the wintry weather may finally have come to an end.
On Saturday, temperatures reached 18°C in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion – the highest temperature recorded in Wales so far this year.
According to forecasters, today will be “bright and breezy” with some sunny spells.
A cloudy start is expected in South Wales, with highs of 12°C in Merthyr Tydfil and 14°C in Cardiff and Bridgend.
Tomorrow is due to be largely cloudy with some rain and strong winds.
Heavy rain is likely in the Valleys throughout the afternoon, while Cardiff should escape the downpours with an overcast day.
Wednesday is expected to be dry with temperatures starting to rise to the high teens.
It should be a sunny day in Cardiff, Merthyr and Pontypridd, with clear skies in the afternoon and highs of 17°C.
Forecasters say there will be increasing amounts of “warm sunshine” towards the end of the week.
Thursday is due to be another sunny day in South Wales, with temperatures set to reach 18°C in Merthyr.
Friday looks set to be the warmest day, with highs of 19°C and full sunshine across the country.
The warm weather is expected to continue into the weekend as temperatures approach 20°C.