GWENT could be set for a two-week heatwave and another boiling May Bank Holiday is being forecast by the experts.

Despite the rain due today, the blue skies and sunshine enjoyed earlier this week are expected to return tomorrow and last until most of the month.

Parts of Gwent were warmer than Barcelona, Rome and Athens yesterday, with the temperature in Abergavenny reaching 22C.

The mercury is set to rocket again through the coming days to once again threaten spring weather records.

At the beginning of this month, Wales basked in its hottest May Day for 40 years with the temperature in Usk higher than Saint-Tropez, Ibiza and Santorini.

Thermometers reached 24C in the Monmouthshire town, breaking the previous high of 23.4C set in Powys’ Machynlleth in 1999.

The whole of Gwent was enjoying one of the hottest Early May Bank Holiday Mondays since it was introduced in 1978.

Royal wedding revellers are in for a sizzling treat with forecasters confident glorious blue skies and sunshine will hold out on Saturday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden predicts: “The remainder of this month will remain predominantly summery and confidence is increasing for another burst of very warm to hot temperatures for the next Bank Holiday weekend.

“It is plausible that maximum temperatures could rise into the high 20Cs or even the low 30Cs for several days in a row within this period.

“This will pave the way for a warm and settled start to summer.”