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Wales escaped the worst of the snow on Saturday. There was some snow although not everywhere, leaving some people disappointed.

Most of the snow that did fall has now melted after a spell of rain and a rise in temperature.

Temperatures this afternoon across Wales are in the range 4 to 8 Celsius which is about right for this time of year.

However, over the next few days it is going to turn colder again with south-easterly winds from Europe bringing some sunshine and frost.

Wednesday night will probably be the coldest night of the week with temperatures inland possibly falling as low as minus 7 Celsius in central and eastern parts of Wales.

You might like to know that January 2012 was the warmest in Wales since 2008 despite a cold end to the month.

There was 18% more sunshine than usual and it was drier than normal too with around 127mm of rain (average rainfall in January is 158.6mm).

It will be interesting to see what the rest of February turns out like but the next few days are looking largely dry thanks to high pressure over Scandinavia.

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