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Met Office forecasts exactly how hot it'll get where you live as temperatures to soar

By Cathy Owen

Heavy rain has fallen across most parts of Wales on Wednesday morning, but it is not forecast to last long and the temperature is set to rise over the weekend. The Met Office says that that conditions will soon be "very warm for most" while BBC Weather is forecasting that temperatures will be "above average".

The Met Office forecast for Wales for this weekend says: "Winds easing over the weekend, and it should remain dry throughout with some sunshine at times. Turning warmer too."

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGirven says that a "warming trend" is likely over coming days with highs of 24°C in London and high teens to early 20s elsewhere.

He said that Wednesday's rain has suppressed temperatures in Wales, the Midlands and parts of the south west of England, but once that clears high pressure will build from the south. How long the rain is going to last.

Adding: "Warm, sunny spells develops quite widely across the UK on Saturday, and temperatures will be widely above average for the time of year. We're looking at high teens, low 20s, perhaps 24°C in London.

"By Sunday that high drifts further east and as a result we'll start to draw warmer air from the near continent. And as a result, temperatures are rising further perhaps even mid 20s there towards the southeast. But by this stage, there's considerable uncertainty in terms of the precise numbers we can expect on the thermometer on Sunday. Whether it'd be very warm, or whether it would be just a bit warmer than average is unclear at this time."

The weather maps for Wales this weekend:

The temperatures forecast for 1pm on Saturday (Met Office)
The temperatures forecast for 1pm on Sunday (Met Office)


The Met Office maps for Cardiff on Sunday are showing highs of 20°C at 4pm on Sunday, 18°C in Swansea, Bangor and Usk.

BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles says: "If you're fed up of the wet and windy weather already... a taste of summer to come over the weekend."

She shared a range of temperatures showing 23°C in Cardiff on Sunday. and 20°C in Aberystwyth.

(BBC Wales weather)

BBC weather presenter Sue Powell says: "On Thursday, high pressure once again starts to take hold over the south of the UK, and it is looking dry for England and Wales. The high to the south on Friday keeps things dry, but a little breezy across England and Wales, and they should see temperatures creeping up again to 20 or 21°C.

"High pressure pushes up from the south on Saturday, with a fine story for the majority of the UK. Temperatures will be bolstered by the sunshine and up to 20°C or 23°C in the south east. The high will drift a little further east on Sunday and that may mean some showers pulling up into England and Wales during the day as warmer air from the continent is dragged on southerly winds.

"So, a lot of fine, sunny and warm weather for the majority of the UK on Sunday, but there is a chance of some sharp thunderstorms moving in during the afternoon."

Into next week, the forecaster said that the jet stream could track across the UK meaning that it could pull some warm air in ahead of it, before temperatures could return to more average values for the time of year.

Ms Powell said: "With the jet stream sitting directly across us, it will mean it is often quite windy, and there will be a chance of some showers, or longer spells for rain.

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