ABERPORTH has recorded the warmest September night in Wales since records began.

The Met Office confirmed that a minimum temperature of 20.5°C was recorded for a 24-hour period leading up to Wednesday, September 8.

It means that the temperature did not drop below this point overnight on Tuesday, September 7.

It smashes the previous record set 72 years ago in 1949 in Rhyl, Denbighshire, which was 18.9C (66F).

The Met Office has described this as a "tropical night" as temperatures remained over 20°C.

The new record followed three days of unusually warm weather for September, with parts of Wales reaching 28C (82F) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It proved to be an unsettled end to the week, with south Ceredigion experiencing rain showers on Thursday and Friday.

The outlook for Saturday is a mostly dry and rather cloudy start to the day, turning brighter in the afternoon, with plenty of sunshine developing.

The BBC weather office reports that Sunday looks to have a largely cloudy day with a few outbreaks of rain at times. However, there is significant uncertainty around the eastward extent of the rain.

Monday will also have uncertainty, but current guidance suggests that there will be some sunshine at first, before turning wet in the afternoon.

Tuesday will be cloudy and wet at first, but may turn brighter later on.