How hot it will be where you live this weekend according to the Met Office

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The summer sunshine "is not far away" with temperatures set to hit more than 20°C. for the start of meteorological summer this weekend. The Met Office said warmer conditions are on the way on Saturday and Sunday.

The forecasting agency is predicting temperatures in parts of Wales of 21 °C. on Saturday, with sunny spells and only patchy cloud. After mixed weather over the half-term holiday that included thundestorms, heavy rain and blustery conditions, high pressure is set to take charge.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern, in an online forecast, said: "It is the last day of meteorological spring and right on time spring showers are easing and summer's sunshine is not far away as high pressure moves in from the west.

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"That high pressure will settle things down for most of us, but not for all as we still have the influence of low pressure to the east that is bringing occluded fronts in from the North Sea over the next couple of days."

Mr McGivern said sunny spells could see temperatures reach 18-20C, but figures could struggle to reach the mid-teens in breezy regions and along coastal areas.

Showers may also hit the West Midlands, parts of Wales and the South West - while there is plenty of fine and dry weather further north and west and into western Scotland, Northern Ireland and west Wales.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill added that "for large chunks over the weekend, it is going to feel pretty summery" - and there is a "decent amount of sunshine to come through this weekend".

This is because high pressure is building from the west and this is set to dominate the weather from Friday and into the weekend. Temperatures could reach 22-23C, particularly across the South under sunny skies on Sunday - while it will be a little cooler and cloudier in the North.

The temperatures in Wales on Saturday:

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And on Sunday:

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-Credit:weatheronline.co.uk

The Met Office forecast for Wales this weekend says: "Any mist rapidly clearing to leave a fine day with sunny spells and patchy cloud. A moderate northerly breeze at times but feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

"High pressure will keep it mostly dry and settled at first. Largely sunny on Sunday but probably somewhat cloudier on Monday and Tuesday with showers increasingly likely."