Sun continues to shine as Olympic Torch makes its way to Wales

Sunshine

24 May 2012 - Forecasters from the Met Office are saying that the weather will be hot with unbroken sunshine as the Torch Relay makes its way to Cardiff on Friday.

Forecasters from the Met Office are saying that the weather will be hot with unbroken sunshine as the Torch Relay makes its way to Cardiff on Friday.

Temperatures could reach as high as 26 °C as the relay heads into Wales for the first time.

This week's continued settled weather is good news for the Olympic Torch's journey from Powick and into Wales on Friday. If you are planning to head out to follow the Olympic Torch then you can check one of our local forecasts available for locations along its route. The sun's UV levels are likely to be quite high and the public are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the Met Office's UV forecasts across the whole of the UK.

Cardiff Council Leader, Councillor Heather Joyce, said: "Cardiff is busy preparing for the Olympic Torch arrival this Friday. It will be a memorable event for the whole of Wales and, for all those who will be coming along to welcome the Torchbearers in the capital city, I hope the sun will be shining. I know whatever the weather a warm Welsh welcome will be awaiting the Olympic Torch."

Forecasts for the Olympic Torch Relay are available on our website as well as on mobile phones and on our iPhone and Android Apps meaning you are never far from a local, detailed weather forecast.

Forecasts for sporting venues at the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be available as the Games draw closer.

The Met Office is providing weather forecasts to LOCOG, as well as local and national government for the Torch Relay, Olympic and Paralympic Games to support event organisers, competing athletes and visitors and spectators alike.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 0870 900 0100

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 24 May 2012