Wales is unlikely to see sustained periods of settled weather until towards the end of August according to the Met Office.
A few weeks ago Wales was baked by a heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 30 with some pretty uncomfortable sweaty nights. Since then the weather has been quite changeable with some sunny spell but also our fair share of rain and thunderstorms.
With most people staycationing this year because of the virus more attention than ever is being payed to what the weather is doing here in Wales over August with some rumours about another heat wave of the way.
WalesOnline have approached the weather experts and meteorologists at the Met Office to find out if we are likely to see another period of sustain hot weather during the summer holidays.
The weather in Wales today
The temperature in Wales today
If you had planned a barbeque today you better have your fingers crossed.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Showers will remain widespread through Saturday with some locally heavy and thundery outbreaks possible. Coastal locations will experience the strongest winds although other areas blustery at times too. Maximum temperature 19C.”
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Things are looking a bit more settled in terms of rain in the first half of the week but the temperatures won’t be above the very low 20s.
“Somewhat drier with scattered showers on Sunday, becoming more isolated into Monday with some sunny spells possible,” said the Met Office spokesman. “Turning drier Tuesday with plenty of sunny spells, and feeling pleasant in sunshine.”
What about the rest of August?
The challenge for forecasters is that there is a lot of uncertainty over the rest of the month which makes making predictions hard. However it seems likely that any sustained hot or settled weather won’t be until the end of the month.
The Met Office spokesman told WalesOnline: “Thereafter looking at the second half of the month here is what we can say. While we may briefly see a more settled for a time during the middle of next week, conditions are set to become changeable again.
“By the weekend of the 14 th /15 th there is an increasing likelihood of thicker cloud bringing further rain to northwestern areas of the UK initially, with stronger winds here, and these unsettled conditions are likely to move southeastwards across the UK over the weekend.
“Beyond this it is likely to remain changeable; confidence is low in terms of detail, but most places will likely see showers or longer rain spells, interspersed with some drier, more settled periods; these likely becoming more common towards the 20 th onwards.” Temperatures likely to be around average, perhaps warm in the east and southeast of Wales. Thereafter although confidence is very low, but a general trend towards more settled conditions is likely.”
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