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Derek Brockway Derek Brockway | 13:14 UK time, Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Winter is just around the corner with snow already lying on mountain tops in many parts of Wales.

It's feeling pretty chilly out there today with a fresh to strong north-easterly wind giving a significant wind chill, especially on higher ground.

It's a lazy wind too - the kind of wind that goes straight through you, rather than around!

Snow in North Wales, in November 2010 by Gareth Evans

Liz and Irene on the Carneddau in North Wales yesterday by Gareth Evans.

Tonight the wind will slowly ease and with temperatures dropping close to freezing or just below, Jack Frost will make an appearance.

All change (briefly) tomorrow thanks to a ridge of high pressure so we're in for a fine and calmer day with sunshine and feeling warmer but I'd make the most of it.

And it's not just North Wales that's had some snow. We also had some in the Brecon Beacons.

Snow on the hills by Lee David

Snow on Llyn y Fan Fawr in the Brecon Beacons by Lee David.

Low pressure in the Atlantic will soon push more rain and strong winds across Wales after midnight so expect heavy rain and strong to gale force winds.

Snow on Penyfan and Corn Ddu by Pat Lathey

Snow on Penyfan and Corn Ddu on Sunday. Image by Pat Lathey.

Thursday will start very wet and windy but should be brighter by the afternoon with blustery showers and gales on exposed coasts and hills. Expect severe gales and storm force winds on the mountains.

It just goes to show that no two days are ever quite the same in this country which is what makes my job as a forecaster both interesting and challenging!



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