BANKS OF FUN!
Thousands enjoy holiday sunshine
THE sun finally came out in time for the bank holiday weekend after a wet and cool August. Events held across Wales basked in sunshine and high temperatures. Many made the most of the last holiday of the summer, with millions of British people getting away before the children go back to school. Travel experts said 6.9 million adults are taking a domestic break over the last long weekend before Christmas, up from 5.1 million in 2016. Travel trade organisation Abta estimated 2.1 million British holidaymakers have also travelled abroad over the weekend, with Spain, Turkey and Greece among the most popular destinations. But those who stayed behind have been making the most of the events on offer in Wales. In Cardiff, hundreds turned out to watch the spectacular Extreme Sailing Series. Dubbed Formula One On Water, there were lots of thrills and spills on show in the Bay. Foodies also made the most of Street Food Cardiff’s return for its third year, with the offer of tasty treats from all over Wales and further afield from its food trucks and stalls. In Rhyl, thousands of people gathered to watch the annual air show, which is now in its ninth year. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had to be cancelled because of a mechanical failure, but that didn’t stop the other displays taking place, and the Red Arrows are set to perform at the show today. The free event is arranged by Denbighghshire Leisure Services ces and supported by Rhyl hyl Town Council and thehe RAF. Councillor Hugh H Evans, leader and leadad member for the Economy and Corporatete Governance, said: “The air show is an important event for a number of reasons. “Not onlyon does it give local people a world-clas world-class spectacle on their doorstep,p, but it also attracts many thousands of visi- tors to De Denbighshire, helping to generate e more spendingspen in our hotels, shops, pubs,, restaurant restaurants and other businesses.” And the good news is that Bank Holidayy Monday lo looks set to be the hottest day, with the be best of the weather in the southern half of the UK. Weather forecaster Liam Dutton says: “The ban bank holiday weekend is looking decent – especially for England and Wales, with some warmth and sunshine. ine. For much of the bank holiday weekendd the jet streamstrea will be quite weak. “It’ll“I also be across the north of the UK, whichwh is where any rain or showers are most likely. However, the jet stream will pick up speed on Bank Holiday Monday, sending cloud, wind and rain eastwards.”w Typically, it is looking like high pressuresu may build at the start of September – justju in time for when children go back to school.sch
Gwyn Lloyd-Griffiths tasting a Thai-Bo at Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival at the Brangwyn Hall at Rhyl Air Show a pair of Strikemasters A seagull photobombs Youngsters meet ‘Batman’, who was promoting Rhyl Comic Con, at Sunnyvale Caravan Park, at Rhyl Air Show