Warm end to September

Thursday 22 September 2011, 16:37

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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A few people have come up to me recently and said they've heard there's snow on the way in October.

I wouldn't rule it out as anything is possible in Wales! But don't panic and stock up on food, milk and bread just yet, there's no sign of a cold snap on the horizon.

The first frosts of the autumn often occur in October but snow is quite rare but it has happened in the past. Normally on high ground but in late October 2008 we had an early taste of winter and snow settled in the London area for the first time in October since 1934.

Over the next few days the wind will blow from the south or south west so it will become a little warmer.

Tomorrow is the autumn equinox and most of the country will be dry. Over the weekend some rain and showers are expected.

On Sunday evening, strong to gale force winds are possible in the west and north west and Irish Sea.

Next week, we could be in for a St. Michael's Little Summer or Haf Bach Mihangel.

By Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures in Wales could rise as high as 20 to 24 Celsius, (68 to 75 Fahrenheit).

The warmer than average weather may last into the beginning of October but it's too early to say for sure and as for the coming winter - we'll just have to wait and see.

It takes a brave person to predict that far ahead as there are so many variables to consider so I'm sticking to the next 5 - 10 days and even then, it can be hard to get it right!

Mumbles Gower Ocean Fest is on this weekend, September 24-25 and should be an exciting event for the whole family.

It sees the return of the Welsh Longboard Classic and a new Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) tournament. Both events will be held at Langland Bay, unless conditions require a change of venue.

Also taking place on Saturday 24 September at Langland Bay at 4pm will be the Bay 6 km Paddle Enduro, when SUP boarders will battle it out in a flat water race. The Enduro will end with a fun race for all ages and levels.

Derek

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