Met Office says 'very warm days' on the way for Wales as weather heats up

The Met Office is expecting "very warm days" in the coming week as the weather heats up. So far it has been a mixed May bank holiday with a decent amount of sunshine but temperatures remaining fairly average for the time of year.

But there is high pressure in the forecast and things look set to heat up over the coming few days. The forecast map is showing temperatures of 21C by Saturday in parts of North Wales - including Wrexham, Hawarden and Ruthin.

That's the predicted temperature out of the sun and with sunshine forecast for Saturday and Sunday it could feel a lot warmer than that. It could mean a major influx of visitors to the region as people capitalise on the predicted warm and dry spell.

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The Met Office said: "There is a strong signal for high pressure across the UK at the start of this period(Friday to Sunday), bringing a good deal of fine and dry weather for most areas, though with patchy mist and fog in places each morning.

"The high is likely to maintain its influence into the weekend before starting to weaken during the following week. So a continuation of largely fine weather seems likely for most through the first few days, before a return of less settled conditions during the week.

"Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for early May, with some very warm days possible."

Forecast for Monday to Friday:


Some cloud to start but sunny spells developing, particularly by the afternoon, though in between scattered showers. These locally heavy with a risk of thunder. Feeling warm in the sun. Maximum temperature 18 °C.


Showers easing this evening leaving a dry night with some clear spells. Generally mild, though chillier under prolonged clear spells with some mist and fog developing. Minimum temperature 7 °C.


A bright start, perhaps a little cloudy, then largely fine and dry with plenty of warm sunshine. The odd shower possible in the afternoon though fewer showers than on Monday. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

High pressure dominates the weather this week bringing settled conditions and lots of dry weather. Plenty of warm sunshine and light winds. Mild overnight with some fog possible.