AFTER a miserable rainy weekend, Newport and Gwent could be set for a week of warm and pleasant weather, after a miserable weekend of rain and torrid conditions.

The region was battered by heavy rainfall, and wet, windy conditions for the vast majority of the weekend.

But, according to weather experts at the Met Office, things could be looking up.

According to the latest forecasts, much of Britain could be basking in warmer weather by the end of this week.

There is even potential for temperatures as high as 21degrees in places.

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However, while these pleasant conditions are set to come late in the week, the next few days look set to stay suitably autumnal.

Conditions are unlikely to be as miserable as the weekend, but South Wales and the south-west of England is currently forecast to see 10-20mm of rainfall this evening (Monday, October 4).

The worst is set to come in on Tuesday, with strong gales and heavy downpours on the horizon.

With up to 40mm of rain predicted in some places, localised flooding is a possibility.

Temperatures on Monday will be around 16-17 degrees but will drop to highs of 14 degrees on Tuesday, three degrees lower than the average for October.

However, from Wednesday onwards it will remain dry and there will be sunny spells, with the potential to reach 21 degrees in some places on Thursday and Friday, and widespread highs of 18 degrees across the UK for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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What have the experts said?

Tom Morgan, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It’s almost a week of two halves, the week begins much like the weekend was.

“It is quite unsettled and changeable, there will be some heavy showers around on Monday, but it won’t be feeling quite as cool as it did in many places this weekend.

“It’s all back downhill again by Tuesday, as quite a deep Atlantic area of low pressure arrives from the southwest, so although we haven’t got any weather warnings in force for Tuesday yet, it is probably the most likely day this week that we will see some severe weather.

As for later in the week, Mr Morgan said: “We will see some stubborn areas of low clouds and mist and fog, lasting through the mornings, but most places will see dry weather with some sunshine at times, and temperatures will start to rise.”