Strong winds hit Wales

Thursday 31 March 2011, 16:22

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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March came in like lamb this year but it's going out like a lion with strong to gale force winds buffeting Wales. Here are a selection of wind gusts from around the country:

Lake Vyrnwy 65mph, Aberdaron 61mph, Capel Curig 53mph, Aberporth 55mph, Hawarden 53mph, Tirabad 43mph, Mumbles Head 40mph.

The wind has now eased but it's still breezy, especially on high ground and on some coasts.

The reason for the strong winds is low pressure over Scotland. That will move away and a warm front will cross Wales tonight introducing warmer air from Spain and the Bay of Biscay tomorrow.

weather chart for friday 31 march

Met Office weather chart for 1 April at 1pm.

Tonight will turn damp with some light rain and drizzle. It'll be breezy too with strong winds in the north west. Lowest temperatures will be around 10 Celsius.

Tomorrow will start dull and damp with some hill fog. Most of the rain will be in the north but during the day much of the country will become dry and brighter with some sunshine.

Top temperatures 18 Celsius, 64 Fahrenheit but windy with the strongest winds in the north west with gusts over 50mph on Anglesey where it will be cooler with temperatures nearer 12 Celsius.

The weekend will be breezy at times with a mixture of sunshine and April showers which could be heavy on Sunday with hail and thunder.

And finally I'll leave you with some old March sayings I've come across:

"A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay."

"As it rains in March so it rains in June."

"March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers."

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