THE Royal Welsh Show has acted to quash rumours that it may not be taking place later this month because of the hot weather.

Chief executive Steve Hughson said: “The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society takes the safety of people and animals attending our event very seriously. As event organisers, we already have in place contingency plans for all kinds of eventualities, including hot weather.

“We are continually reviewing our plans and working with all relevant partner agencies as part of our routine for staging such a large event, and will take into consideration all options to manage the impact of the hot weather, where necessary.

“We are already fortunate to have well ventilated buildings and our own private water supply (with a large storage capacity), as well as a mains water on the showground. At this time, we are not concerned about the level of water available on site and there are no plans to alter the current arrangements for the show.

“We will, of course, be keeping a close eye on the long range weather, which is forecast to get cooler and more changeable next week. Despite the challenges, I can confirm that the show is very much on, as planned, for the full four-days and we look forward to welcoming you all to Llanelwedd shortly.”