An autumnal feel

Tuesday 24 August 2010, 16:22

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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It feels more like autumn than summer today...

A fresh to strong, westerly wind is making it feel cool with temperatures only reaching between 14 to 18 Celsius.

The wind is near gale force on some exposed coasts and hills with a gust of 50 mph being recorded at Aberdaron on the Lleyn Peninsula.

The wind will lighten tonight but more trouble is brewing over the ocean. The view from space shows a mass of cloud out over the Atlantic.

It's all tied to an area of low pressure which is moving towards Southern Britain; steered by the jet stream which has moved further south.

The low pressure will bring another dose of heavy rain tomorrow and the Met Office has issued a weather advisory for Mid and South Wales.

30 to 50 mm of rain (1 to 2 inches) is possible with a risk of localised flooding and poor travelling conditions so do take care on the roads.

The rain will clear on Thursday leaving a much, drier, brighter day with the wind easing and Friday should have some sunny spells with scattered showers.

As for the bank holiday weekend - I am cautiously optimistic at the moment based on the latest charts.

I wouldn't rule out the odd shower but on the whole there will be a good deal of dry weather. The nights will feel cooler but it should be pleasant when the sun is out.

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