North Wales set to be as hot as Ibiza this weekend

North Wales is set to be as hot as the sunshine island of Ibiza this weekend. The region will reach 22C in the shade on Saturday - possibly enjoying its warmest day of the year so far.

That will match or even surpass the temperature forecast for the Balearic island. The warmest temperatures are forecast for the eastern side of North Wales - with Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire to hit 22C.

But the beach laden counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey will also see temperatures of between 19C and 21C - meaning we can expect thousands of locals and visitors to head to our sandy coastline and popular lakes.

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The most popular mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia) are also expected to jam-packed - with warnings and advice about ways to visit the area without causing traffic issues or getting your car towed away.

The Met Office forecast for Saturday in Wales states: "Remaining dry to start the weekend with blue skies and prolonged sunshine. Feeling pleasantly warm with light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C."

Sunday will start pleasantly but the area could be hit by a thunderstorm later in the day with a Met Office warning in place. People also shouldn't get used to the warmer temperatures as they will drop at the start of next week and normal service will resume with Ibiza back ahead on the thermometer. Met Office issues 10-hour thunderstorm warning with flash flooding possible

On the outlook for Sunday to Tuesday, the Met Office said: "Heavy and thundery showers likely on Sunday before rain and blustery winds return from the southwest on Monday and Tuesday, and feeling cooler." are offering odds on what temperatures will reach this weekend with 25C or more at 4/5.

Head of News Lee Astley said: “An already warm week in the UK will keep climbing into the mid-20’s according to experts, and our traders believe it’s odds-on it will be 25 degrees and above. Even Cardiff is expected to experience warmer temperatures than the Mediterranean - a region that typically experiences around 300 days of sun per year compared to Cardiff’s 65.

“The fact that recent years have seen ever-increasing temperatures earlier in the year means bookmakers are confident the weekend will see the hottest day of the year so far.”

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