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Met Office forecast for Wales sees sunshine and temperatures of up to 20C on May Bank Holiday weekend; It could be a vast improvement on this weekend's weather.

Byline: Marcus Hughes

Forecasters say Wales could see sunny weather and temperatures in the high teens next Bank Holiday weekend.

Wales bore the brunt of heavy winds overnight and on Saturday morning as Storm Hannah moved east across the country.

About 500 homes lost power at one stage and there waswidespread disruption on many roads

But Met Office forecasters are predicting next weekend will see much brighter, settled and sunny weather as the country enjoys their second Bank Holiday in two weeks.

However, we might not be lucky enough to see a repeat of the scorching weather of the Easter weekend.

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Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "Certainly Wales has bore the brunt in terms of wind and rain today.

"There were 82mph recorded at Aberdaron and we also had 78mph winds at Pembrey Sands.

"In the last six hours the top two for rainfall were still in Wales. Capel Curig has 26mm of rain in the last six hours, so Wales really has had the brunt of the rain and the wind.

"The good news is things will improve through this afternoon. Through the rest of the afternoon it will be turning drier and brighter.

"The clear skies could even result in some frost on Sunday morning."

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He said the outlook for the rest of the week is far more settled with a promising weekend ahead.

Temperatures are expected to reach the high teens with far more people seeing dry and sunny conditions.

"Next weekend it is a little too soon to say for certain, but it looks like temperatures could be above average but not as warm as Bank Holiday last weekend.

"It should be a lot better than today that's for sure."

Derek

BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway tweeted on Saturday morning to say he had his "fingers crossed" for the weather next weekend.

He shared images from weatheronline.co.uk that indicated temperatures of 18C in Cardiff and Merthyr, 16C in Swansea and 17 and 18C in mid Wales for the first May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Met Office only provides full five-day forecasts, however their UK-wide long range weather forecast said: "A pattern of generally dry weather looks likely to develop over the first few days of May and at the start of the bank holiday weekend.

"Although it could turn rather cold for a time in the north, day time temperatures are more likely to become warmer again though much less warm than over the Easter weekend."

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The weather is set to warm up a bit

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Date:Apr 27, 2019
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