Wind and rain on the way

Friday 15 January 2010, 13:46

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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I've heard some people complaining about the snow and ice, well give it a few days and they'll be fed about the wind and rain!

Over the weekend, the thaw is set to continue but given the ground is cold there is still a risk of ice in places. Some flooding is likely too with heavy rain, and in the mountains there is a continuing risk of avalanche.

This morning we all saw some rain plus a brief spell of sleet and snow in Mid and North East Wales. This has now moved away leaving a drier afternoon.

Mostly cloudy with a few spots of light rain and drizzle, mist and hill fog but a few places may brighten-up. Top temperatures 6 to 10 Celsius, the highest since Christmas, with a southerly wind.

Later this evening and overnight rain will spread across Wales. A little snow for a time on the high ground. Some heavy rain is expected. Typically 15 to 25mm, 40 mm on high ground with some flooding likely.

Becoming windy too with a strong to gale force south to south-easterly wind. Forecast winds gusts 50 to 60mph in exposed places.

Lowest temperatures 3 or 4 Celsius in Central, East and North East Wales. 5 to 7 Celsius in the South and West.

By tomorrow morning the heaviest of the rain will have moved through leaving behind plenty of cloud, some patchy rain or showers. Some dry weather too and on the North Wales coast it may even brighten-up at least for a time.

The wind easing with top temperatures around 4 Celsius in the North East. 7 to 10 Celsius elsewhere.

Tomorrow evening rain will move away leaving a dry night. The cloud clearing and turning chilly inland.

Lowest temperatures in Central, East and North East Wales close to freezing with a slight frost and a risk of ice.

Sunday the best day of the weekend. The odd shower but on the whole dry with some sunshine. Top temperatures 7 to 9 Celsius with a light to moderate south westerly wind, fresh on some coasts.

At the moment Monday looks dry. Tuesday chilly with freshening south easterly winds with a chance of rain during the afternoon and this may start off as snow on the highest ground.

The rest of the week should turn milder with spells of rain and strong winds at times. The cold weather keeping away from Wales.. for a while at least!

Derek

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