Tagged with: Autumn

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  1. Autumn arrived with a vengeance in Wales last night with heavy rain and strong to severe gale force winds buffeting the country. The highest wind gusts recorded were 69mph at Mumbles Head in Swansea and also at Capel Curig in Snowdonia. The wind was strong enough to damage or even bring down a few trees, including an oak tree at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch in Denbighshire. The damaged oak tree at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch. Photo courtesy of Denbighshire Council While at Capel Curig in Conwy 118mm of rain (over four inches) has fallen in the last 72 hours. The September average is 226mm. Some rivers are currently swollen and the River Conwy bursts its banks in Llanrwst. The River Conwy, Llanrwst. Photos: Rob Davies A waterlogged rugby pitch at Dolgellau. Photo: Gwyneth McBurney I think we have seen the worst of the heavy rain and gales for the time being but the next 24 hours will continue to be windy with occasional blustery showers. More rain is expected in north Wales tomorrow afternoon/evening becoming heavy overnight, especially on the Snowdonia mountains. On Thursday rain will turn lighter during the day and the wind should ease as well. So not great weather this week, but longer term there is a hint of more settled weather and high pressure around the middle of the September so don't put the BBQ away just yet! Derek

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  2. Sometimes September can bring us some lovely weather but not this week! We're in for a roller coaster ride, with a strong jet stream bringing spells of wet and windy weather in from the Atlantic. Tonight we'll all see some rain. The rain will be heaviest on the Cambrian Mountains and in Snowdonia. 50 to 75 mm is possible - two to three inches. The rain will be accompanied by a strong to gale force south-westerly wind. The strongest winds will occur during the early hours of Tuesday with gusts 45 to 55 mph on exposed coasts and hills. Strong enough to bring down a few branches given the trees are still in full leaf. Tomorrow morning the rain will clear to brighter skies and blustery showers. The strong winds will ease but it will remain windy. The rest of the week will be very changeable. Sunny intervals and blustery showers on Wednesday. On Thursday, more rain and drizzle is expected with plenty of low cloud, mist and hill fog. Friday should be drier but windy and milder with top temperatures 17 to 21 celsius. Yesterday morning Liz Prince spotted a few waterspouts over Cardigan Bay at Dyffryn Ardudwy in Gwynedd. These are fairly common during the autumn when cool, unstable air passes over the relatively warm sea. Waterspouts over Cardigan Bay. Photo: Liz Prince Last year a waterspout was spotted of the Anglesey coast in November by the RAF. If you see anything unusual in the sky let me know or send in a photo if you can. My email is dereksdiary@bbc.co.uk and don't forget you can follow me on my twitter page as well @derektheweather. Watch out for the heavy rain and strong winds tonight!

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  3. There's certainly no need to wear a jumper at the moment. Yesterday the temperature at Hawarden in Flintshire reached 16 Celsius, 61 Fahrenheit. The average maximum temperature for this time of year is about 13 Celsius, 55 Fahrenheit and it's going to remain mild for the rest of this week, alt...

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  4. Take advantage of this break in the weather to stretch your legs and if you've got kids - wear them out! ;) Nice selection of walks over on the visit wales blog today and there are plenty to choose from in our things to do - walking section. Choose your region and try out one of the walks De...

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  5. The weather has definitely got an autumnal feel to it at the moment but then again we are in autumn now so we shouldn't be too surprised as the nights start to draw in and the days feel just that little bit fresher. As the leaves around us begin to change colour and float down from their perc...

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  6. The weather's in a quiet mood at the moment with high pressure to the east of Britain and southerly winds bringing warm-up from Spain, but there's a big change on the way as we head into November. A cold front currently over Ireland will move eastwards tomorrow bringing rain to Wales later in ...

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  7. We've been getting some great photos sent into our BBC Wales nature Flickr group lately. This one epitomises autumn - brightly coloured leaves, red berries bare trees and of course a grey squirrel tucked in amongst it all. Image by Keith Evans: Download the High Res version Gull

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  8. Good news! We're in for a nice sunny spell this weekend. A cold Arctic front is pushing in, bringing dry and settled weather this weekend so expect plenty of sunshine and overnight frosts. It should be great walking weather so get out there and enjoy the autumn colours. Berries at Llyn Alwen ...

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  9. Tune in to Radio Wales on Friday, 9 Oct from 2pm onwards to catch up with Radio Wales presenter Roy Noble as he chats about a fungi walk in the National Botanical Gardens, the world conker championships (we have a Welsh entrant this year!) and a new book all about the birds of Glamorgan. I'll be featuring Roy's programme whenever he covers nature and outdoor topics from now on, so keep an eye out for more features coming soon. Gull Listen Live on the Radio Wales website National Botanical Gardens

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  10. With it raining so much this Autumn, it's been a good year for fungi - and there are loads around at the moment. Fungi are really interesting to find and I'm always intrigued by the array of shapes and sizes they come in. I recently found a whole lot of large fungi around a tree - which ...

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