Hail bigger than peas

What a week it's been for weather in Wales. We've had it all - heavy rain on Easter Monday was followed by beautiful sunshine, heavy showers, hail, thunder and even snow!

Robert Humphreys took this snap on the A494 between Llanuwchllyn and Rhydymain in Gwynedd yesterday evening:

While Rhodri Llwyd also took this photo near Rhydymain:

Hail bigger than peas was followed by snow and several inches fell in a couple of hours closing the road for a time and causing problems for motorists.

The air over us at the moment has come down from the north so it's cold and unstable. During the day as the temperature rises, towering clouds, showers and thunderstorms form.

But in a torrential downpour the temperature can fall sharply, sometimes close to freezing, with snow possible, especially on higher ground.

Over the weekend, it's going to turn colder, especially tomorrow when a north-easterly breeze will make it chilly.

Some rain and showers are likely too with snow on the Brecon Beacons.

However, I can promise some dry weather and sunshine as well. Sunday looks the best day of the weekend - largely dry with lighter winds and a good deal of sunshine but if you're a gardener watch out for a widespread frost.

I'd make the most of the fine weather on Sunday because next week will turn more unsettled.

Low pressure over the Atlantic will take control bringing rain, heavy showers and blustery winds.

Derek

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