Holiday weather forecast for North Wales calls for ‘lots of sun’ and a ‘dry spell’ in September
There should be “a lot of sun” over the next bank holiday weekend and it should be “quite warm”.
The latest forecast comes from Derek Brockway, senior meteorologist at BBC Wales, who shared weather updates on Twitter ahead of the three-day weekend.
In several tweets, published in recent days, the 53-year-old dispelled speculation about a UK heat wave but teased the hot temperatures and dry conditions in Wales.
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Derek tweeted on Sunday August 22: “I can’t wait to be in Llandudno, the North Naples, over the bank holiday weekend and the weather is looking bright. No heatwave but dry with sunny spells!”
The meteorologist, who worked at the Met Office for 30 years, has since shared further updates on conditions expected to be encountered in the UK this coming weekend.
He said earlier this week: “Looks like high pressure is going to dominate the bank holiday weekend, which means nice calm weather, lots of sun and quite warm! Highs between 19 and 23 ° C.”
Derek continued yesterday by adding: “Omega Block and the high pressure on the UK bringing dry and stable conditions this week and over the bank holiday weekend are expected to last until September!”
And in an update released this morning, he tweeted: “Latest [forecast] maintains high pressure near the UK until at least September 4. Drier and calmer weather. “
Long-term forecasts from the Met Office seem to support the idea that there will be good conditions during the holiday weekend.
It reads: “High pressure is expected to dominate through late August and early September resulting in fine and stable weather across the UK.
“This will bring varying amounts of cloud, clear spells, a few light showers and a few patches of fog overnight, which will dissipate early in the morning.”
Over the three-day weekend, Holyhead and Beaumaris on Anglesey are forecast to reach highs of 18 ° C. Areas in Gwynedd like Pwllheli are expected to reach 21 ° C, Caernarfon and Abersoch forecast 19 ° C and 20 ° C respectively.
Meanwhile, in County Conwy, Llandudno is forecast around 18 ° C with Colwyn Bay expected to be slightly warmer at 19 ° C. Temperatures in Denbighshire are forecast to reach 20 ° C in Ruthin, but could be around 19 ° C in Rhyl.
And elsewhere in the region, temperatures could reach as high as 21C in parts of Wrexham, including the town itself and Rossett. And forecasts for Flintshire suggest highs of up to 20 ° C at Connah’s Quay and 19 ° C at Flint.
The five-day forecast for Wales
Today: “Fog and fog dissipating throughout the morning, with clouds lingering in some until noon. However, prolonged sunny spells in the afternoon and a hot feeling in the sun. Dry throughout. Maximum temperature. 21 ° C. “
Tonight: “A clear, dry evening. Long clear periods, with the possibility of fog patches in the highlands. A few clouds coming from the east in the early morning. Dry. Minimum temperature 12 ° C.”
Thusday: “A slightly cloudy start but clearing quickly to leave a dry and sunny day. It is very hot in the sun in parts. High temperature 23 ° C.”
Outlook from Friday to Sunday: “Fair and dry with sunny spells on Friday. Cloudier on Saturday but with a few clear spells and remaining dry. Long sunny spells and dry on Sunday.”
Find the forecast for your area on the Met Office website.
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