Friday 1 July 2011, 16:44
July is getting off to a dry start this year and the outlook is settled for the weekend thanks to a ridge of high pressure.
I can't promise clear, blue skies but it will stay dry with just a small chance of a light shower. The best of the sunshine will be in the morning before clouds build-up with some coasts remaining sunny in the afternoon. It will feel pleasantly warm though with highs 18 to 22 Celsius with light winds and sea breezes.
Next week will bring a change. At the moment, Monday should be dry and warm. On Tuesday, some rain is expected in the afternoon. Thereafter the weather looks more unsettled with low pressure bringing some showers.
There are lots of events taking place this weekend. The Conwy Walking Week started today and includes 8 days filled with 43 walks and activities. We've recently been up in the area, visiting Penmaen Mawr for a new weatherman walk and it's a wonderful area for walking.
It's carnival day tomorrow in Y Felinheli, Gwynedd and it should be nice and dry so have a great day.
Meanwhile on Sunday the BBC Wales Roadshow will be in Llanelli at Parc y Scarlets from 10am to 4.30pm. I'll be there, so come along and have a go at reading the news or presenting the weather. There are lots of things happening and it's all free!
Have a great weekend. I'm off filming a new weatherman walk next week in north Pembrokeshire but all being well, I should be back on the telly by Wednesday. I'll write the odd tweet as I walk (if I can get mobile reception) so you can keep an eye on what I'm up to @derektheweather.
Enjoy the Wimbledon tennis finals this weekend,