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Risk of heavy snow for South East Wales

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Derek Brockway Derek Brockway | 13:09 UK time, Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Met Office has issued an early warning for heavy snow tomorrow. South East Wales will be most at risk including - Cardiff, Newport, The South Wales Valleys, Monmouthshire and Powys.

5 to 10cm of snow is possible in places, 2 to 6 inches. Locally there will be more snow on higher ground with a risk of disruption.

Of course, things could change as new information comes in tonight and a small change in temperature can make all the difference between rain and snow.

Tonight, rain, sleet and snow in north and east Wales will slowly move away. Some mist and fog patches forming with a risk of icy roads. Temperatures falling close to freezing or below.

Tomorrow another cold start with some frost and icy patches.

Grey and misty in places too with fog patches. The fog will be freezing in places but brighter in the west.

Most of the county will be dry but in the far south a little rain or sleet is likely. During the day, the rain and sleet will spread further north.

As time goes on it will turn more to snow and some of the snow will settle with a risk of some disruption.

North and West Wales will be drier and brighter with just the odd light shower. Another cold day. Top temperatures 2 to 5 Celsius with a north easterly breeze.

Tomorrow night sleet and snow will slowly move away with some frost and icy patches.

Friday and the weekend, staying on the cold side with a mixture of sunshine and wintry showers.

Some of the showers heavy with hail and thunder. Further snow in places too, especially on higher ground.

Wrap up warm and kilt wearers may want to consider putting on some extra layers.

Snow art galleries on BBC Wales Nature



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