BBC presenter and Met Office says Wales finally set for warm weather and this is how hot it will be

The sun is finally going to make an appearance this week as an area of high pressure is set to take charge. After mixed bank holiday weather that saw a thunderstorm warning and heavy rain in places, the weather is looking up from today.

BBC Breakfast presenter Matt Taylor said on Tuesday (May 7): "The sun is up here in London …heralding a bit of weather optimism for the rest of the week. There will be exceptions, but for many of you it’s going to be mainly/completely dry and turning warmer."

He also pointed out that it is going to be particularly nice on Saturday, with highs of 22C in parts of Wales.

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Presenting the weather for Thursday, he said: "The sunshine will be strong overhead with temperatures more widely in the mid 20s, and that story will continue all the way into the end of the week and the weekend. High pressure in charge so it means a lot of dry weather with the potential for a lovely Saturday."

The Met Office outlook for the Thursday to Sunday in Wales says: "High pressure dominates for the rest of the week, bringing settled conditions and lots of dry weather. Plenty of warm sunshine and light winds. Mild overnight with mist and fog."

But make the most of it as it looks set to turn more unsettled again next week. BBC Wales weather presenter Derek Brockway says: "High pressure will bring us a drier, more settled spell lasting into next weekend. Becoming warmer and sunnier later in the week. Temperatures rising to 21°C in places. The following week will probably turn cooler and more unsettled again."

His forecast is backed up by the Met Office long range forecast for Saturday, May 11 to Monday, May 20. It says: "The coming weekend will probably remain fine for many, with some spells of sunshine for most and it will continue to feel warm, especially in parts of the south and east where temperatures are likely to remain in the mid-20's. Some areas of cloud are likely, especially around some coasts and perhaps later in northwest Scotland, with an increasing risk of a few showers here too."

Adding: "Following this spell of pleasant May weather though, it's all change the following week with conditions likely to turn more changeable across the country, with rainfall likely to be above average in most areas. Some of the rain is likely to be heavy and a few thunderstorms are also likely. Temperatures will return back closer to normal for May."