Given that residents of Wales remain largely confined to their homes this week, the Met Office plans some of the hottest air of the year so far.
Hot temperatures today are expected to rise across the UK (Wednesday), with most of Wales and England exceeding 20 ° C.
While the hottest weather will be across south-east England, with temperatures around 29 ° C, Wales will see mercury reaching up to 24 ° C at noon.
South and East Wales will endure the heat, while Cardiff touches 23 ° C and Builth Wells, Newtown and Wrexham climb to 24 ° C.
Anyone who goes outdoors for exercise will want to wear sunscreen as the Met Office provides high and very high UV levels in south and east Wales.
Meteorologist Derek Brockway tweeted this forecast Tuesday:
Sun seekers can expect ideal conditions for gardening and barbecuing at home before storms cross the UK later in the week.
Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Thursday will be another hot day with foggy sunshine, although there is potential for thunderstorms to develop in England, Wales and south-east Scotland.”
Frequent lightning, hail and torrential downpours of up to 40mm are possible in a few hours, he said.
After the storms on Thursday, the weather will become cooler and more unstable for the weekend.
Met Office chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “A deep low pressure area will follow the North West of the UK on Friday. It will bring a spell of strong winds and a risk of storms in some parts of Northern Ireland, Northern England and much of Scotland. “
Even though Wales will lose the worst weather on Friday, cold and rainy spells will put a brake on the weekend, with temperatures returning to average for this time of year.