Weekend weather: A mixed bag

Friday 13 July 2012, 16:33

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

Parts of south Wales, Powys and Monmouthshire are enjoying some sunshine today but others are wet. In fact the Met Office has issued an amber warning for Powys valid until the end of today.

Torrential and thundery downpours are likely in places with a risk of flash flooding

Ladies night at Chepstow Racecourse has been cancelled because of the recent heavy rain. In the last six weeks, they say they have had 12 inches (1 foot) of rain with more rain in June than in February, March and April combined.

Tonight rain and heavy showers will spread south with the north turning drier after midnight.

Tomorrow will bring cloud and scattered showers with the showers heavy in places with a risk of thunder but some places will stay dry with bright or sunny intervals.

Highs 15 to 18 Celsius with a light to moderate west to north-westerly breeze.

Tomorrow night will be generally dry and cool with temperatures inland falling as low as 8 Celsius.

Sunday will be a better day overall with fewer showers with more places dry. It will be sunnier too although it may turn cloudy and damp later in the evening. Top temperatures 15 to 18 Celsius with a cool west to south-westerly breeze.

Sunday, 15 July is St. Swithin's Day but don't worry Sunday will be more dry than wet so hopefully it won't rain for the next 40 days...

There is more rain and drizzle on the way next week but later in the month there is a hint of better weather for the fourth week of July.

This is not definite yet but if it comes off it would be great news for the Royal Welsh Show and the start of the Olympics so keep everything crossed!

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