After a very sunny April, this month has been cooler and wetter than average with only a few nice days. Cardiff was the warmest place in the UK last Tuesday with a high of 20°C but overall it has been a cool month. Over the next few days, the changeable weather will continue with temperatures remaining below average for late spring.
On Thursday evening, showers are likely in mid and north Wales with rain, heavy in places, spreading from the west after midnight. Friday will start wet but the rain will clear south-eastwards later in the morning leaving a drier and brighter afternoon, with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. Temperatures will be below average again - only 11 to 15°C with a cool west to north-westerly breeze.
If you’re going to the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday, rain will clear later in the morning followed by sunny spells and the odd shower. It'll feel cool and breezy with a high of around 13°C.
Friday night will see a mixture of clear spells and showers, heavy in places with hail. Later in the night most of the country should become dry and chilly with a few showers in the north. Lowest temperatures will range between 4 to 7°C.
Saturday will be a better day...
A lot of us with outdoor plans will be weather watching today for the bank holiday weekend.
After Thursday's sunshine it's much cloudier on Friday, but still quite mild. All in all, things are not looking too bad for the bank holiday weekend.
Three Cliffs Bay... Pobbles beach view by Margarita K in the BBC Wales Nature Flickr group
Saturday's the best day - looking warm with sunny spells. It'll be cloudier with some rain on Sunday and turning fresher but brighter again by Monday.
For the rest of Friday, there's a lot of low cloud around and a few mist and fog patches. There'll be some drizzle which will ease as it moves south-eastwards, with some brighter spells. Even under the cloud, temperatures will still hold up and it will feel quite warm in the mid-teens (14-18°C).
The weak weather front moves south-eastwards across Wales on Friday night, allowing high pressure to build in from the south on Saturday.
The cloud and murk associated with that front will clear on Friday, turning drier overnight and slightly cooler than Thursday night under the clearer skies (5-11°C).
It's hard to be believe that we were all sitting in the garden and doing outdoor activities over the weekend. Then we get up to start the working week and it's wet and cold! However, the week ahead is promising. Monday will probably be the wettest day with some sunshine to look forward to.
Met Office Radar Chart - 10am Mon 18th May 2015
Here is the radar picture on Monday 10am. Can you make out where Wales is? There's so much blue and green on top of the map. By Monday afternoon much of that rain will clear into England. Then we'll have some sunshine with the risk of a few showers. Much of the showers will be in the north and west, spreading across the country through Monday night. I can't rule out the odd rumble of thunder.
Met Office Pressure Chart - Tues 19th May 2015
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Here is the...
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Three Cliffs Bay photograph by Mark Murphy
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