Gales in Wales

Wales is currently being buffeted by the strongest winds of the Autumn so far!

The strongest winds are in the north and north west and at the time of writing there is a warning of severe gales on Anglesey with 70mph gusts in exposed places.

The reason for the stormy weather is a deep area of low pressure moving across Scotland. The lines on the chart are called isobars. The closer they are, the stronger the wind.

The highest wind gust so far today in Wales is 78mph at Capel Curig in Snowdonia. The weather station there is 600 feet above sea level so very exposed.

Lower down it's less windy but still very blustery with a gust of 55 mph recorded at St. Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Tonight will remain windy with gales and severe gales on exposed coasts and hills in the north and up to storm force on the mountains.

There will be a few showers but otherwise dry and at least there's far too much wind for any frost so temperatures will be staying well above freezing.

Tomorrow the strong winds will slowly ease. There will be some dry and bright weather on offer too and just the odd shower here and there.

However, increasing cloud will bring rain into the south and west during the afternoon reaching Ceredigion, Powys and later southern Gwynedd.

Saturday will be breezy with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. Mind you, rain is expected on Saturday night and into Sunday followed by sunshine and showers again.

And now for my Blue Peter moment....

How do you fancy making a Ukulele from a margarine tub, a piece of wood and some fishing wire?

Tune it, learn to play a song and then perform in a mass ensemble in less than four hours?

If you do...then head down to the Welsh Institute of Sport at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Friday, 11 November between 10am to 2pm. It's all for Children in Need and Pudsey and Behnaz Akhgar will be there too.

The event is free, all we ask is that you give a donation to Pudsey or raise a minimum of £5 sponsorship.

So why not come along and join us either come directly to Sophia Gardens or to reserve your place, and they are going fast, either email or telephone 0845 890 1592.


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