There is finally a glimmer of sun in the forecast with temperatures set to rise in Wales - but make the most of it as it is not set to last. The Met Office said much of the UK will have above-average temperatures for the time of year over the next three days.

Temperatures in eastern England could see highs of 21°C, while it could be one of the warmest days of the year so far on Friday in Wales with highs of 18 °C.

Thermometers will make it up to 16°C. on Thursday (April 11) before 18°C. from Friday until Saturday. Highs then return to a more average 14°C. by Sunday. The warmest day of the year so far in Wales was last Saturday when 18.1°C was recorded.

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The change, brought by mild Atlantic air, will be a relief after heavy rain and high winds this week caused by storms Kathleen and Pierrick. There has also been a report out from WWF Cymru showing that txtreme weather caused by climate change is already costing farmers in Wales tens of millions of pounds.

The Met Office forecast for Wales on Friday says: "Often cloudy through the morning with some rain or drizzle in the north and west. Brighter spells developing in the east through the afternoon, and feeling warm in the sunshine."

The outlook for the weekend adds: "Bright spells on Saturday, with patchy rain in the north and west. Sunshine and occasional showers on Sunday."

But showers that will be "more widespread and heavier" return on Monday with temperatures "returning to average".

The Met Office forecast for the UK says: "The UK will receive a brief period of milder weather, leading to some warm spells of sunshine and mild nights, before temperatures return to average for the new working week"

There is some better news on the horizon, in the Met Office long range forecast for the end of April into May.

it says: "Through the latter part of April, high pressure will probably be close to the UK with a good deal of dry weather for many areas. Over time these settled conditions will probably move northwards, with the driest weather across the northwest of the UK as we move into May. Temperatures will probably rise above average overall, with warm days but some colder nights."