Prince Charles has a day of engagements in South Wales ahead, with visits to Swansea and Port Talbot planned.
He will first visit Tata Steel to commemorate a new blast furnace before moving onto Swansea's historic market to meet local stall owners.
As part of the Welsh Government's year-long celebrations marking 100 years since the birth of Dylan Thomas, Prince Charles will visit the birthplace of the late poet and meet members of his family.
The Prince of Wales will leave with a rather festive spring in his step - his last engagement is a traditional Plygain carol service at the University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids, of which he is Patron.
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It will be another very warm day inland, with cooler conditions at the coast.