‘Taste of sum­mer’ on way for South Wales

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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