Wales

2010 has had a dry start so far and the five month period from January to May has been the driest in Wales since 1964 with only 14.4 inches of rain.

June has been a dry month too (so far) with below average rainfall - just 1.3 inches so gardens everywhere are beginning feel it.

A cold front is moving south today, bringing some rain and even heavy, thundery showers to parts of Powys and SE Wales.

The weekend weather looks dry with a mixture of cloud and sunshine but it will feel noticeably fresher than of late, with lower humidity. Top temperatures on Saturday will be around 16 to 18 Celsius, 61 to 64F.

On Sunday we should see18 to 21 Celsius, 64 to 70F with a light to moderate north to north westerly breeze but it will feel cooler on the coast.

Temperatures won't be that high, but the sun will remain strong, so avoid it around midday if you can and always wear suncream - factor 30 is best.

The air over us currently originates from the Arctic, so will be clear and fresh. If you're heading into the hills or mountains, take your camera as you'll be able to see for miles!

You can send in your pics to our Flickr group.

The nights will turn chilly with temperatures dropping into single figures so you may need to dig out that chunky, purple cardigan if you're planning a BBQ in the evening.

Next week we'll see more fine and warmer weather to begin with but it breaks down later in the week with rain and thundery showers arriving.

Enjoy the weekend and take care if you're going to the coast as there have been a number of rescues in Wales recently.

I'm off to Porthcawl for my 6.50pm weather bulletin tonight so I might bump into some of you golf fans down there. The Ryder Cup Seniors Open is on at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club until 20 June.

Derek

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