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Another widespread frost and more snow

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway | 16:39 UK time, Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Last night temperatures fell as low as minus 8 Celsius near Presteigne in Powys but despite the cold it has been dry today with most of Wales enjoying some sunshine apart from the far south east and Monmouthshire.

It was also good flying weather today. Hywel Meredydd Davies took this picture from the plane on his journey south, from Anglesey to Cardiff Airport with the Brecon Beacons capped with snow and basking in sunshine.

Brecon Beacons from the air by Hywel Meredydd Davies.

Snow-capped Brecon Beacons from the air by Hywel Meredydd Davies.

Tonight will continue dry with another widespread frost despite some cloud. Mind you, there is a change on the way. A warm front will cross the Irish Sea tomorrow bringing us a mixture of rain and some snow.

Based on the latest information, parts of South Wales, Powys and the East are at risk of seeing some snow later tomorrow and on Friday.

Tomorrow will start dry and bright for a time but cloud will increase and thicken during the day with a little rain spreading from the north west. And as this falls on to frozen ground there is a risk of ice and a little snow is likely inland as well.

Another cold day tomorrow with top temperatures 2 to 4 Celsius. Up to 6 Celsius on Anglesey, the Lleyn Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire coast.

Tomorrow night and into Friday will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain. It will be misty too with hill fog becoming extensive and some snow is expected too. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning meaning, beware.

At the moment, parts of south Wales, Powys, Monmouthshire and the Marches are most at risk from having 2 to 5cm (1 to 2 inches) of snow, possibly more in a few spots, but this is not set in stone, so stay tuned to BBC Wales for updates.

At the moment, the weekend looks grey, damp and less cold but hopefully it will be dry in Cardiff for the rugby on Sunday with temperatures rising to 5 or 6 Celsius and light winds.


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