Flaming June with a cold front due

Friday 3 June 2011, 14:29

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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It's flaming June today - with clear, blue skies and sunshine across the country.

Satellite view of the UK

The satellite picture for 1100GMT today shows clear skies across much of Britain thanks to high pressure. Notice the band of cloud to the west of Scotland. This is a cold front which will move southeast across Britain over the weekend and weaken but it will introduce cooler and fresher air for Sunday.

Yesterday Porthmadog in Gwynedd was the warmest place in Wales with a high of 23 Celsius, 73 Fahrenheit but I think we will beat that today with somewhere reaching 25 or 26 Celsius, 78 Fahrenheit - this would make it the hottest day of the year so far.

If you are out enjoying the sunshine, don't forget the suncream. Factor 15 or higher is best (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/features/sun_index.shtml).

The grass pollen season is now well under way and will continue into July: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/health/public/pollen-forecast. The pollen count is high today and will be tomorrow but will drop to moderate on Sunday.

Tomorrow will be another fine and very warm day with plenty of sunshine.

Some patchy cloud is likely in the afternoon and parts of the north and west coast may be troubled by low cloud and mist. Top temperatures around 23 Celsius. Cooler on the north and west coast where the wind is off the sea.

Sunday not so good. Cloudier and cooler with a risk of a shower. The best of the sunshine in Pembrokeshire and the west coast. Temperatures will be lower, between 15 and 18 Celsius with a moderate to fresh north-easterly breeze.

So the very warm weather is going to be short lived. Saturday the best day of the weekend. Next week cooler with some rain and showers at times.

The seventh Gower Walking Festival gets under way tomorrow. 66 wonderful walks and events are planned over the next 16 days. For more information visit www.mumblestic.co.uk.

While in the north, the Deganwy Prom Day is on tomorrow starting at 11am.

Plenty of fun is forecast and the weather will be dry. Some sunshine, however low cloud and mist may roll in from the sea. The top temperature around 18 Celsius, 64 Fahrenheit with a breeze off the sea.

Have a great weekend.

Derek

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