Rhys Evans, Head of Digital and Strategy, BBC Wales
Today counts as a pretty significant day for the Welsh economy as we announce the creation of up to 200 BBC Make it Digital Trainees digital trainees. This scheme, the biggest of its kind in Wales, is a vital part of BBC Wales’ plans to help open up the creative and digital industries in Wales...
There’s a fresher feel to the weather this week which will be a relief to many after the very hot conditions last week. The sunshine will make an appearance but there is rain in the forecast too. There’s no risk of thunder on Monday but there is more of a chance on Tuesday.
Sunset over Pontypridd by Rhys Griffiths
Low pressure out in the Atlantic is currently controlling our weather. We have a series of weather fronts associated with that low. This will bring rain through Monday and then showers on Tuesday. There will be some sunshine in between the showers at least, but you will notice the breeze.
We’ve an exciting day for Wales as the Ashes comes to Cardiff on Wednesday. Fortunately, the weather’s playing ball too. It’ll be cloudy but mostly dry with hints of brightness, feeling fresh in the north-westerly winds. The rest of Wales will enjoy some sunshine and showers, with fewer showers compared with Tuesday.
High pressure will regain power though again by the end of the week and that will bring warmer and...
Yes, summer is here and it arrived with a bang! We had the hottest day for June in a decade on Tuesday when the mercury hit a sizzling 29°C in Hawarden. Then on Wednesday came the hottest July day on record for the UK as Heathrow reached a sweltering 36.7°C. Here in Wales though we had a lot more cloud so no records were broken. But it’s still early days - plenty of time to break records here too!
I must admit it has been a bit uncomfortable for some but it’ll feel a bit fresher on Thursday. Make the most of it as we'll see the return of the hot and humid conditions on Friday. The pressure chart is showing high pressure controlling our weather from the east, and low pressure to the west. With that set-up we'll see more warm air being dragged up from the south.
Met Office Pressure Chart for Friday 3 July
So we end the week on a hot and sunny note. By Friday night though you’ll need to head back indoors as we do have stormy weather heading our way triggered by the heat. It’ll be a very lively Friday night...
Things are hotting up for Wales this week! We're likely to see our warmest days of the year so far. The current record is 24.4 °C, which was set in Cardiff on Thursday 11 June, but we're likely to exceed that on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It’ll be a fine, warm and dry Monday afternoon across Wales with long sunny spells. There may be a little more fair weather cloud pushing in to the west later. We’ll experience warm southerly winds and top temperatures of 18 to 22°C.
Met Office Surface Pressure Chart for Monday 29 June
There’s bad news for those who suffer from hay fever. The pollen count is very high, lower though on some coasts with sea breezes. There’ll also be very high UV levels.
Monday evening will be fine, though there’s an outside chance of an isolated shower further north and west. There’ll be increasing humidity though, so quite muggy with the lowest temperatures overnight between 13 and 16°C.
On Tuesday the winds turn more south-easterly and that change in wind direction means we start to draw up humid air...
There were grey skies for most of us on Friday morning thanks to this cold weather front which also caused a lot of low level cloud with coastal mist and fog. The good news is that the front will clear, and through the afternoon it should start to brighten up from the west.
Met Office Forecast Chart Friday 26 June
There’s some fine Friday night sunshine and it’ll be feeling fresher than recent nights. Overnight, much of the country...
Head of Digital and Strategy, BBC Wales
BBC Wales is looking to find talented people with digital skills, like Cecile King. She joined BBC Wales this year and now creates social media images for Doctor Who
Today counts as a pretty significant day for the Welsh economy as we announce the creation of up to 200 BBC Make it Digital Trainees.
This scheme, the biggest of its kind in Wales, is a vital part of BBC Wales’ plans to help open up the creative and digital industries in Wales to a much broader range people from all backgrounds. It will also help address the growing need for digital skills...
The sun cream will come in handy this week but keep an umbrella handy as well!
Tonight will be dry apart from the odd isolated light shower in the north and with plenty of clear spells it will turn cool. In mid-Wales the temperature will drop as low as 4 or 5°C in the countryside.
Tomorrow looks to be a good day thanks to a ridge of high pressure. It's looking dry and sunnier than today and it will turn out warmer too with light winds. Top temperatures will reach 17 to 21°C.
Wednesday will start dry and bright with some sunshine but during the day it will cloud over with some rain in the...
It felt more like summer again yesterday with most of Wales basking in sunshine. Much of the cloud was across Scotland and northern England (shown in white on the satellite picture below) and it felt fresher than Wednesday with lower humidity.
A few people spotted a ring or halo around the sun yesterday afternoon.
Police Sergeant and 'Countryside Cop'
In isolated parts of rural north Wales, far from urban CCTV and where neighbours can be miles away, people have very little protection from unwanted intruders intent on crime.
I think we - the Rural Crime Team - fulfil a very important role - crime here can have a devastating effect on people’s lives and livelihoods, so if we can work as closely as possible with people and show them that we care, and that we can make a difference, then it’s worthwhile.
I think it’s important for the team to have a visible profile, so that people know who we are and what we do. As well as getting out and...
It’s a dry and settled start to the week thanks to high pressure and there’s more dry weather to come this week. Mind you, it’s not a completely dry story because Atlantic fronts will cross the country on Wednesday bringing cloudy, damp and humid air with a little rain and drizzle.
Weather chart - Tuesday 16 June
Tonight will stay dry with clear spells and some high cloud. The wind will remain light with...
It’s felt more like summer today (Thursday) with warmer air moving-up from France. In fact, Thursday has been the warmest day of the summer so far. Temperatures rose into the high teens and low 20s this afternoon, 24°C at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and 24°C in Porthmadog in Gwynedd.
Now there's more dry and warm weather to come Friday but it's not going to last. The humidity will continue to rise, with low pressure over France and Spain moving north and bringing some heavy, thundery rain and showers.
Weather chart for Thursday 11 June