• Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Met Office issues thunderstorm warning for parts of Wales on Sunday

The Met Office issued a thunderstorm warning in parts of Wales on Sunday afternoon.

The yellow warning reads: “A band of heavy showers and thunderstorms will move quickly east today, giving a period of heavy rain and perhaps 15 to 20 mm of rain in a few places in an hour or so. less.

“These can be accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds with a low risk that some places may see gusts of 50 mph.”

The warning is in place from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and covers Cardiff, Newport and Monmouthshire.

Here is the warning:




It comes a day after the hottest New Year’s Day on record. Highs of up to 18.2 ° C were reported in Wales in the early hours of Saturday.

The forecasting service said 16.5 ° C was recorded in Bala overnight and Welsh forecaster Derek Brockway said that at 3:40 a.m. on New Years Day the temperature at Llanfairfechan, Conwy, was about an incredible 18.2 ° C.

It has been ‘unusually mild’ for the time of year, but the Met Office is forecasting ‘colder conditions’ in Wales from Tuesday morning.

The Met Office issued a snow and wind warning for parts of northern Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the cold snap is not expected to last long.

Long-term forecast through mid-January says: “Global temperatures should be near average, although some temporary colder spells are likely, especially with windy conditions.

“During the latter part of this period, a continuation of the rather changeable regime is expected with periods of wet and windy weather, however interspersed with drier and brighter periods.”

Get the forecast for your region here:

Met Office outlook for Wales this week

Sunday night:

Remains windy all evening and night with other fairly frequent showers with a risk of hail and thunderstorm in southern coastal areas. Staying soft. Minimum temperature 8 ° C.

Monday

Sun and a few showers to start. Most of the showers are expected to subside but a cloudy veil will extend from the south. The winds are calming. Maximum temperature 11 ° C.

Outlook from Tuesday to Thursday:

Scattered rains dissipate southward early Tuesday, introducing cooler conditions with sunshine and coastal showers. Mainly dry and bright Wednesday after an icy start. Rain sweeping east Thursday.

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