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Staying on the cool side for the next few days

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I spent most of the weekend in Powys and did a lovely walk in the Elan Valley near Rhayader. I also visited Powis Castle near Welshpool.

Powis Castle

The weather on Saturday was ideal for walking but it was very mixed yesterday with rain clearing to sunshine and showers and a cool breeze.

Over the next few days, it’s going to stay on the cool side with northwesterly winds bringing cool air to our shores from the Arctic.

The air will be unstable which means showers at times; some heavy showers likely with hail and thunder in places.

Having said that, there will also be some dry, sunny spells and out of the breeze and in the sunshine it will feel pleasant given it's August and the sun at this time of year is quite strong.

The Pembrokeshire County Show starts tomorrow.

If you’re going along there’s a good chance Haverfordwest will miss most of the showers and may stay dry all day, with a top temperature of around 15°C.

It will feel more like autumn this week with some chilly nights, especially in rural areas, but over the weekend temperatures will recover to nearer the seasonal average.

Some dry, bright weather and sunshine is likely thanks to a ridge of high pressure but the signs are it won’t last and low pressure over the Atlantic will bring a spell of rain and freshening winds later on Sunday and into Bank Holiday Monday.

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by ashleyhr

    on 21 Aug 2014 01:29

    Thanks: there does (still) appear to be an unresolved fault:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbpointsofview/NF1951574?thread=8458792

    I'll try watching live on iplayer on Thurs at 8 pm when Scotland gets the programme (I'm in England) ...

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Owen - BBC Wales Social Media

    on 20 Aug 2014 09:51

    @ Ashley

    Coast on iPlayer works perfectly here - on desktop, tablet and mobile. Could you try again, please?

  • Comment number 5. Posted by ashleyhr

    on 20 Aug 2014 00:01

    Slightly off-topic but the Point of View message board is currently closed.

    There is NO repeat of tonight's Coast (about winter storms) and iplayer IS NOT WORKING EITHER.

    Perfect (mess).

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by ashleyhr

    on 19 Aug 2014 21:56

    Thanks. I think BBC weather blogger Paul Hudson (who has not blogged since 29 July and the last - active - discussion has since been closed) may be on holiday:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/posts/Early-August-likely-to-be-much-more-unsettled

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Owen - BBC Wales Social Media

    on 19 Aug 2014 21:04

    @ Ashley,

    Re: the comments section on blogs - BBC blogs generally have a pre-set closure time, to ensure that moderators don't have to continue moderating (potentially) hundreds of blogs well into the future.
    That said, as BBC Wales, we can't speak for BBC Weather's blog policy, but it's likely to be along those lines.
    Hope that helps? If not, we'll do some further digging.

    Keep the Wales weather comments coming though!
    :-)

  • Comment number 2. Posted by ashleyhr

    on 19 Aug 2014 18:56

    Could we see a repeat of late August 2012 (something I had forgotten about)?
    http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/cold-night-breaks-august-records-in-places/

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by ashleyhr

    on 19 Aug 2014 18:16

    Friday night to be one of the coldest August nights on record (and perhaps coldest in Wales)?

    I once saw summer grass frost at 7.30 am one still and very sunny morning on a visit to the village of Llangernyw in north Wales. Having checked old diaries, I'm reminded that this happened as early in the 'winter season' as 16 July (in 2001). Having looked at another website, I see that Sennybridge recorded 0.3 C the same morning. I'm guessing that somewhere in Wales will fall BELOW freezing early on Saturday morning 23 August.

    PS Why does the BBC keep shutting down discussions under the latest post at the Paul Hudson weather blog (Yorkshire). But these comments do relate to Wales not Yorkshire anyway.

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