The Royal Welsh Show is looking increasingly likely to match attendances achieved two years ago.

Their optimism was based on the fact that by mid-afternoon on the second day of the show, with latecomers still arriving, almost 60,000 visitors sweltered in brilliant sunshine.

Nearly 13,000 cars had been parked and 59,998 people had passed through the turnstiles. This boosted the two-day total to almost 112,000.

Edward Morgan, assistant honorary directory for the 1000 trade stands said the event was also on track to be a business success with early reports indicating that the 1000 traders were doing well.

Officials were relieved when opening day problems with a new public parking system were not repeated. Show spokesman Brian Rees said experience and hiring extra coaches meant that nobody waited more then 15 minutes for shuttle transport.