Wales has been basking in warmth and sunshine this week. Porthmadog in Gwynedd was our hotspot at 21°C on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As the weekend arrives, this warm spell comes to an end. We're in for more typical April weather - showers and sunny spells. It will also feel cooler and breezier.
Friday afternoon will be drier further east, but much cloudier with some mist patches. A band of patchy rain is due to spread in from the south-west with light south-westerly winds which will lower temperatures to 12-15°C.
That rain moves north-eastwards Friday night and will eventually clear overnight with a few mist and fog patches forming. Cloudy skies will hold up the temperatures overnight, so feeling quite a mild night at 6-11°C.
It won't be too chilly a start on Saturday with some mist and cloud around. There will be plenty of dry, bright weather too, but also a few showers. There will be a greater chance of showers in the afternoon in the south and as a weak front moves into north-west Wales. It will turn slightly cooler and breezier at 9-14°C.
Head of News & Current Affairs at BBC Wales
As the general election campaign enters the final phase BBC Wales News teams have taken to the road… literally.
Lugging a giant inflatable tent around the country to a range of constituencies across the four corners of Wales - we have decided to do our own roadshow and we’ll be visiting six key constituencies across Wales. Why are they key? Because they’re battlegrounds; identified by the political pundits as ‘ones to watch’ and packed-full of canvassers and volunteers all vying for your vote. There are other contenders, of course and we’ll be bringing you all the latest from Ynys Môn, Cardiff North, Llanelli, Brecon and Radnorshire and others as events unfold.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at BBC Wales’s general election tour
So as well as being buttonholed by politicians desperately wanting to get your vote you may also find yourself buttonholed by a BBC Wales journalist equally desperate to get your views on the general election.
Producer, BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Wales is taking politics on the road for our 2015 election coverage with a tour of six key Welsh constituencies between Monday 20th April, and Friday 1st May.
Full dates and locations of the tour are as follows:
- Monday 20 April - King's Square, Barry
- Wednesday 22 April - Guildhall Square, Carmarthen
- Friday 24 April - The Square, Tregaron
- Monday 27 April - Coleg Cambria, Connah's Quay
- Wednesday 29 April - Llandudno Promenade
- Friday 1 May - Churchill Way, Cardiff
We'll update this page with the latest details of the tour and for the latest news on Welsh politics, visit the BBC Wales Politics site.
Good Morning Wales kicks off the day at 6am from The Talbot Hotel, where Wynne Evans starts his Big Welsh Weekend at 1pm before moving to take centre stage at our tent in the squre from 2pm until 4pm when Good Evening Wales takes over until 6.30pm.
We also want to hear about the issues which matter to you when deciding who you will vote for. If you or anyone you know are interested in contributing to Good Morning Wales or Good Evening Wales live from Tregaron, please email email@example.com or come along on the day.
Head of Sport, BBC Wales
One of the defining elements of Welsh culture is our passion around sport.
BBC Wales Sport is at the heart of portraying global events and moments of national significance – and long may it continue.
We deliver news of triumphs and tribulations to millions of people each week - whether online, on radio or television, at home or abroad. Four in ten adults use at least one of these platforms monthly.
Editor, BBC Radio Wales
All aboard the battle bus as BBC Radio Wales heads out on an election tour for the final weeks of the campaign.
First stop, Barry where Good Morning Wales, Morning Call, and Good Evening Wales find out what the main issues for voters are in this iconic coastal town. Eleri Sion is there too, but it’s a guaranteed politics free zone between 1 and 4: she just fancies an ice cream!
The tour continues on Wednesday in Carmarthen and Tregaron on Friday where Wynne Evans’ Big Welsh Weekend joins the party.
As those on the election tour prepare to clock up the miles, Welsh rugby superstar Shane...
We'll get a taste of summer over the next few days. It'll be a fine and dry start to the week with sunny spells and it will feel warmer.
Monday afternoon will see plenty of sunshine - just a little hazy at times with some patchy cloud around, but turning warmer for most of Wales with highs of 13-17°C.
High pressure on Monday evening will keep things fine and dry. Under the clearer skies overnight temperatures will drop away again - 2-8°C in towns and cities, but colder than that in the countryside.
Gwbert sunset by Dannie Evans
It's been a great week in work not having any rain to talk about. North and west Wales started the week underneath a very thick layer of cloud, mist and fog. Like most Hollywood movies, there'll be a happy ending to the week, with the sunshine finally spreading across much of Wales.
We're in for a dry weekend too. Saturday's outlook is sunny with blue skies for most of us.
Editor, BBC Radio Wales
Easter’s over which means the race for No. 10 is hotting up.
Jason Mohammad’s hour long phone-ins with the big hitters from the main parties continues this week, with Nathan Gill of UKIP taking listeners calls between 12 and 1 on Tuesday. Owen Smith of Labour follows on Wednesday, the Conservatives’ Stephen Crabb follows on Thursday, with Kirsty Williams of the Lib Dems rounding off the week on Friday. This is in addition to Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood last Thursday and Pippa Bartolotti of the Green Part last Friday. All are available to listen on Jason's programme page until after the...
As expected it turned much cooler over the weekend and snow returned to the Snowdonia mountains.
While yesterday brought strong to gale force winds with a gust of 76mph recorded near Capel Curig in Snowdonia.
Spring has finally sprung with plenty of sunshine. The nights have been a bit chilly with pockets of frost in places but the afternoons lovely and warm. Usk in Monmouthshire was the warmest place in the UK on Easter Bank Holiday Monday with a high of 20°C and on Friday Porthmadog in Gwynedd exceeded 20°C.
Some coastal areas have been cooler with patches of sea fog earlier in the week. The sea temperature at the moment is still on the cold side around 8 or 9°C.
The current warm spell is on its last legs and as we look ahead to the weekend, there is a big change on the way. A cold front will...