Low pressure brought some unsettled weather over the weekend, with rain, heavy showers and thunder and hailstones in Llanddeinol.

'Should have gritted the drive in Llanddeiniol!'. Picture courtesy Eiri Stephen

 

This satellite picture shows the swirl of low pressure centred over the Celtic Sea. 

On Saturday the wind was strongest in south west Wales with a gust of 52mph recorded at Mumbles Head weather station in Swansea. 

South beach in Tenby is normally sandy but this is how it looked after the high winds on Saturday.

North Wales enjoyed the best of the sunny spells. RAF Valley on Anglesey recorded nearly 12 hours of sunshine yesterday and at Hawarden in Flintshire the temperature reached a pleasant 17.3°C.

Sunset in Conwy. Picture courtesy Alan Jones

 

Looking ahead, the next few days will bring a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some mist and sea fog is likely as well.

On Thursday the showers will be heavy and thundery in places. Friday will be much drier but it will feel cooler with a north-easterly breeze. 

At the moment, next weekend looks dry and settled thanks to high pressure but not that warm for the beginning of May.

The nights will turn cold and frost will be a hazard for gardeners and growers.

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