Bank holiday wash out?

Friday 30 April 2010, 16:43

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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The bank holiday weekend is upon us and I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that there is more rain and heavy showers on the way!

We've enjoyed some very pleasant and warm weather this month but May is going to get off to a cool and unsettled start with low pressure over us and chilly winds from the Arctic will bring a drop in temperature on Sunday and Monday.

This evening rain and showers will slowly die away so drying-up overnight. The wind falling light with a few mist and fog patches. Lowest temperatures between 3 and 8 Celsius.

Saturday should see a dry start for much of the country. Mist and fog patches will lift. A little sunshine is likely but showers will brew up and if you catch one, it could be heavy with thunder.

Some longer spells of rain are likely during the afternoon. If you manage to stay - dry consider yourself lucky! Top temperatures 11 to 14 Celsius with generally light winds.

The sea temperature is around 9 or 10 Celsius.

Most of us could be in for a good soaking tomorrow night with 1 to 2 inches of rain possible in places.

On Sunday it's an improving story. The rain will gradually clear and it will turn drier and brighter. Mind you it will feel chilly with a moderate to fresh north to north-easterly wind. Highs only 9 to 12 Celsius.

Monday should be a better day. Cool but apart from the odd shower most places dry with some sunshine. Temperatures below average 9 to 12 Celsius with a northerly breeze.

Despite the weather, there's plenty going on this weekend:

The Newport Bay Spring Festival is in full swing in North Pembrokeshire.

The Mumbles Blues and Jazz Festival is on until Monday.

And if you're in Swansea, head to the Big Screen and have a go at reading the news in English or Welsh between 11am and 3pm on Sunday and Monday.

The RDP Welsh Rally, is running on Sunday 2nd May on the Mynydd Epynt military ranges, with the competitive stages starting at 9 am. Access for spectators is via the A40 at Llywe.

The Aberdovey Rowing Club's mens team are competing in the Celtic Challenge rowing race from Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth, rowing across the Irish Sea tonight and arriving in Aberystwyth early on Saturday morning.

Four of the rowing club's ladies members are combining with Aberystwyth ladies to form a team and are competing in the same gruelling race.

Some rain and showers are forecast but with light to moderate winds the sea shouldn't be too rough. Good luck!

You can find more things to do this weekend in Gull's blog.

Derek

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