It’s becoming more spring-like for the rest of the week with pressure rising and turning milder.
High pressure will build through today with south-westerly winds introducing warmer air. This will bring us a milder feel for the end of the week.
Today is noticeably milder - 10°C across Anglesey and Gwynedd. There are still quite brisk winds but it will be bringing in that warmer south-westerly air.
Tonight won't be as cold as recent nights and there will be just the odd spot of mist and drizzle. Temperatures are holding up at 5-7°C.
Daffodils in spring sunshine. Photo by Eiona Roberts.
It may be a bit cloudier early on Friday but generally turning brighter through the day. There will be sunny spells in the afternoon with better breaks in the cloud to the east of high ground. It will feel milder with most places into double figures. It will remain breezy though and as those warm south-westerly winds blow over the cold sea, there's risk of coastal mist and fog.
Saturday's looking even warmer although very breezy. There will be...
Most people who visit Wales are intrigued by the names of our towns and villages. They may not be able to pronounce them – many of those who live in the country would be equally as hard put - but they are still fascinated by the look and by the sounds of those names. They are part of what makes Wales different but where did they come from and what is their origin?
At the risk of over-simplifying the matter, when the Romans invaded Britain in 43AD the vast majority of the native population was Celtic and most of them spoke one of two languages, Brythonic and Goidelic. They were derivations of Common Celtic (Brythonic) and Gaelic and Manx (Goidelic). Brythonic was not unlike the Welsh that is spoken today.
In the pre-Roman days there was little or no tradition of people banding together into communities so there was no need to give names to settlements – they simply did not exist. Instead, names were given to geographical structures such as hills, rivers or harbours. The civilising nature of the Roman occupation changed all that with small communities springing up in various parts of the country.
Aberystwyth - meaning 'mouth of the river Ystwyth'
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As St David’s Day weekends go, it was a belter! And has really kicked the week off in style.
As well a rousing concert with Bryn Terfel at St David’s Hall, listeners to both Roy Noble and Radio 4’s Pick of the Week were treated to what we believe is the first recording of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau from, incredibly, 1899.
First recording of the Welsh National Anthem from 1899
It is one of the gems from the archive at the National Library of Wales that we’re featuring throughout March. More Stories from the Stacks with Roy Noble on Sunday mornings at 9.30.
An excellent performance from Wales in France means the planning starts now for the visit of Grand Slam chasing Ireland to Cardiff on the 14th of March. And a thumping semi-final win for Wrexham means a second FA Trophy Final for the Dragons in three years. Time for us to reclaim our regular spot on Wembley Way!
This week’s X-Ray is going to be heart-wrenching for anyone who loves dogs. Having to part with a much loved family pet, even if you feel it’s the best for your animal, must be one of the hardest decisions to make.
Talking to Tracy Evans at her home in Llansteffan, it was clear that it had been a very upsetting time. And if giving up her pet wasn’t hard enough, what happened next made it even worse.
Buddy the Beagle
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St David's Day approaches and top of the bill, is Bryn Terfel. Bryn is the star guest in our St David’s Day Gala Concert this Sunday. The baritone joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and conductor, Gareth Jones, for an afternoon of Welsh favourites. Beverley Humphreys is your host, Sunday at 4pm. And hear Wynne Evans speak to the man that only he can lovingly refer to as "Brian Trifle" on Friday afternoon’s Big Welsh Weekend.
Bryn Terfel stars in our St David's Day Gala Concert
Our miners have always been like heroes to me. It feels as if those images of them emerging from mines after a day digging for black gold have been engrained since I was young. There’s a sense of national pride in what they did. They’re part of our heritage, our culture, part of the industry which shaped much of south Wales.
Now the pensions that they built through risking their lives every day working underground, are under threat from callous scammers.
After working on X-Ray for more than eight years, I know only too well that these unscrupulous people don’t care who their victims are....
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I love working in a creative industry. Every day this job is about coming up with ideas and bringing ideas to life. But I often envy those who can go for a coffee with a pen and pencil and come up with an idea that can change our lives forever. And, all told, we Welsh are pretty good at that. We can claim the origins of mathematical signage (see Pembrokeshire’s Robert Recorde’s plus and equal signs below), the modern microphone and even beating the Wright Brothers to the first powered flight. On Thursday, we’re spending a day saluting these very people.
Robert Recorde's plus and equal sings
It feels like only a few months ago that I sat down to write my first blog entry for the BBC Wales Blog, and so, over 100 entries later, I feel somewhat reflective as I sit down to write this, my final blog.
I have learnt so much over the course of these last few years. Writing this blog has offered me an unashamedly self-indulgent opportunity to really delve into the works that we perform, to share my personal relationship with my instrument and work, and to develop and vocalise my opinions about what we do.
I believe, so fervently, that the arts are an integral part of our society, even,...
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It's so fantastic to hear Louise Elliott back on the radio - a thought more than echoed by the scores of people who got in touch with Good Morning Wales on Friday morning. I'm grateful to everyone who went the extra mile to get the new format on air last week. It was a really strong start and I'm looking forward to the first full week of Lou and Ollie together this week. If you haven't seen it yet, have a look at the behind-the-scenes video of the build-up:
Louise Elliott joins Olver Hides for the new sound of Good Morning Wales
The weather at the moment is quiet and settled thanks to high pressure. The main headache for forecasters this week will be predicting cloud amounts and the implications this will have on sunshine and temperatures and whether there is fog and frost.
Under high pressure the air sinks and warms and this can create a temperature inversion.
Normally temperature falls with height but with an inversion it rises so that the top of a hill can be much warmer than the valley below.
This has been the case recently with cloud, mist and fog trapped beneath the inversion, while above the inversion, on...