An eye on this week's weather

Wednesday 7 October 2009, 16:40

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

Averaged across Wales, it was drier, warmer and sunnier than normal. Mean temperatures were 12.8 Celsius, 0.3 degrees above the long term average. There was 138.7 hours of sunshine, 109% of the average and rainfall was 50.4mm, 41 percent of average.

More recently, we've all seen some rain. Here are the rainfall figures for the last 24 hours until 7am Wednesday morning, October 7th.

Capel Curig 44.0mm

Tirabad (Powys) 39.0mm

Lake Vyrnwy 34.0mm

RAF Valley (Anglesey) 27.0mm

Pembrey 25.0mm

Aberporth 23.0mm

Rhyl 18.4mm

Milford Haven 17.8mm

Aberdaron 13.6mm

Trawscoed 13.0mm

St Athan 12.0mm

Mumbles 10.0mm

Most of the rain has now cleared leaving much of Wales dry but rain over southwest England will spread back into parts of the south this afternoon. Yesterday was warm and muggy with a high of 20 Celsius, 68 Fahrenheit at Hawarden in Flintshire but today is much cooler and fresher with maximum temperatures around 14 Celsius.

This evening, rain in the far south will clear leaving all of Wales dry overnight and chilly with a ground frost in places by the morning. Tomorrow fine and dry with sunshine and light winds. Friday will start dry but more rain will spread from the west during the day along with freshening winds.

Derek

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