Temperatures to hit 27°C in Wales as UV warning issued

Holidaymakers basked in the sunshine in Llandudno during a heatwave in August Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty
Image caption Holidaymakers basked in the sunshine in Llandudno during a heatwave in August

Wales is preparing to bask in sunshine as the nation enjoys one of the hottest weekends so far this year.

Temperatures could reach up to 27°C (80F) on Saturday, with warnings issued for high UV and pollen levels.

Visitors to beaches in Rhyl have been given the all-clear to enter the sea after Friday's pollution incident.

BBC Wales weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar said it would be a "lovely weekend if you like hot and sunny conditions".

On Saturday maximum temperatures are forecast to reach up to 27°C in Monmouth, Welshpool and Wrexham, with some light winds.

Sunday could be even warmer with temperatures expected to reach up to 28°C in parts of Wales.

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Media captionBBC Wales' weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar says it will be "hot and sunny" this weekend.

In Denbighshire the council has put up temporary signs advising visitors and residents not to swim or paddle in the sea off Rhyl.

Parents are also being warned not to let their children play on beaches after bathing water was affected by a slurry leak.

Fish and eels were killed after slurry from a farm leaked into the Afon Bach in Tremeirchion

The council has also warned dogs should not go in the sea during the temporary closure..

The authority said it would continue to monitor the water and once it had returned to an "acceptable standard" access to beaches would return to normal.

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