A heatwave is on its way to Wales which could start as early as Wednesday and last all the way through to next weekend. Temperatures are expected to soar over the coming week, with Friday and Saturday potentially seeing the warmest weather of 2022 so far.
According to the BBC, Friday could see temperatures reach as high as 25°C in Cardiff and at least 21°C in many places across the country. Weatherman Derek Brockway said: “Temperatures look set to rise each day next week with hints of a brief hot spell later in the week! High pressure over the continent will draw a plume of warm air northwards into the UK. The heat peaking around Friday/Saturday then cooling down.”
That pressure from the continent that Derek refers to is a plume called ‘Ola de Calor’, which is currently causing a heatwave in Spain resulting in temperatures of around 38°C which could rise as high as 40°C. You can get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed to you directly for free by signing up here.
Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow told the Express : “There are signs the warmth could last from Wednesday through until Saturday, if the push of fresher air from a low to the north takes its time to shove the warmth plume away from the UK eastwards.
“The heat is already showing itself in southern Spain from North Africa. That will build through Spain from Sunday until Wednesday. Then a strong signal for higher UK temperatures for the second half of next week. A taste of summer on the way.”
What the weather be like in the coming week where you live
The Welsh capital will be sunny for most of the week, although some cloudy weather is expected on Thursday. Friday, however, will see temperatures rising to 23°C, according to the Met Office, while the BBC is predicting that it will be even hotter than that at 25°C, which would make it the hottest day of the year in Wales so far.
Mainly sunny all week with some clouds. Fine weather on Tuesday and Wednesday and then temperatures of 22°C on Friday before cooling slightly on Saturday. Here are 21 beaches where you can walk your dog all year round.
Dry throughout the week , with particularly fine weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, then again on Sunday. The maximum temperature according to the Met Office will be 20°C.
Sunny intervals with some clouds for most of the week, but Friday is expected to be sunny throughout with a maximum temperature of 20°C.
A fine and dry week by the Pembrokeshire coast, peaking on Saturday at 20°C. Tuesday and Wednesday will also be very warm, with the coldest day of the week being Monday.
Newport is expected to see one of the hottest days of the year as early as Thursday, when temperatures will reach 23°C. That will carry on into Friday, before cooling to a still warm 20°C on Saturday.
Rhyl will have a chillier start to the week with temperatures of 16°C, before getting progressively warmer from Wednesday onwards, culminating in highs of 22°C by Friday.
Generally across Wales this week, the Met Office says that Monday “will be mainly dry with sunny spells, though the odd shower is possible, particularly over high ground during the morning. Maximum temperature 19°C”, while Tuesday to Thursday “will be mainly dry with sunny spells – temperatures will rise a little each day, especially in the east, where it could become very warm by Wednesday”, and then “through the weekend, we can expect higher pressure from the continent to bring sunny and dry weather, particularly in the south”.
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