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Regular Updates On The Weather, The Beach, What's On, What's Happened & Other Stuff That Might Be Useful.
This page is an additional one to our daily weather forecast and news pages and is expected to run from May to August.
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Daily Reports For July & August 2018 below... For the May 2018 Reports - click here ... For the June 2018 Reports - click here

 

Report Update: 13/08/2018: 4.20pm

Afternoon Sunshine...

After A Mostly Cloudy Couple Of Days... The Sun Returns...

The sunshine is back out here in Abersoch after a cloudy morning which has turned into a bright and breezy afternoon, with a brisk wind from the northwest. Temperatures are up in the high teens C, so it is feeling pleasant enough, depsite that wind, with the usual sheltered spots on the main beach back to feeling toasty again. Winds look like being really rather noticeable during much of the next few days, especially from tomorrow evening onwards, so there is nothing particularly settled on the way, just a rather normal mixed bag of conditions, which can still produce lovely afternoons like this one.


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Offshore wind & warm sunshine this pm.

 

 

 

 

Report Update: 12/08/2018: 11.05am

Unsettled Weekend...

Not The Best Weekend Of The Summer...

Saturday's increasingly cloud, windy and eventually damp weather has continued into Sunday morning, though winds were thankfully much lighter during the first half of the morning, but showing signs of picking up again as this update is being posted. Changeable weather is set to continue through this week, with a fairly normnal, Atlantic dominated period set to persist - as discussed this morning over on the weather page.

 

Abersoch SUP Social Continues This Evening...

Abersoch SUP Socials, this week, Sunday 12th Aug @ 6pm, meet at Abersoch Golf slip
•bring your own board and equipment • free for all • any level • advice and paddle skill development • more confidence to SUP in a group • meet fellow Abersoch SUP’ers • limited hire available so book early • weather dependent.

Contact www.abersochwatersports.co.uk for details.


Cheshire Family Thank Wales Air Ambulance For Abersoch Medivac...

A family from Cheshire have thanked Wales Air Ambulance who flew to the aid of their eleven-year-old daughter whilst holidaying in North Wales.

The Slater family from Macclesfield were enjoying a family holiday on the Llŷn Peninsula when disaster struck during May half-term 2017.

Richard Slater recalls the frightening experience: “We were on holiday at the caravan in Abersoch just as my wife (Lynne) and I had done as kids. Our son Tom and Daughter Laura were on their scooters with friends enjoying themselves. Laura decided to scoot down a hill and it was at this moment when things took a turn for the worst.

“Whilst scooting down the hill, Laura crashed straight into the side of car, leaving her with serious injuries.

“Fortunately, a friend of ours who is a nurse was nearby when the accident happened, and suspected Laura had broken her femur. Upon the arrival of the Paramedics they confirmed she had indeed broken her femur and an air ambulance was called because of the distance to Bangor.”

“When the helicopter arrived the Doctor and Critical Care Practitioner worked very quickly to stabilise her condition and tend to her other injuries which included a cracked rib and lacerations to her other leg. The initial plan was to fly her to Ysbyty Gwynedd but because of how busy they were, a decision was taken to fly Laura to the Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital instead.”

Laura Slater was flown from the scene at Abersoch to the Royal Stoke Hospital in a flight which took less than fifty minutes.

Richard added: “Upon arrival at Stoke, Laura was operated on the next day and had been discharged within a few days to recover at home. It was incredible relief for us when we were told the air ambulance was en route. We realised the seriousness of her injuries so to have the helicopter fly her to the specialist care very quickly meant so much to us.

“We as a family think that Wales Air Ambulance is such an amazing service. Laura is living proof of how important they are in getting quickly to patients who need urgent medical care. We cannot thank the crew enough for what they did for our Laura.”

The Air Ambulance relies on donations to continue its lifesaving work - for more info - visit www.walesairambulance.com


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Laura airlifted last year from Abersoch.

 

 

 

Report Update: 10/08/2018: 11.15am

Morning Showers - Brighter Afternoon Expected...

Looking OK This Afternoon...

After some morning showers here in Abersoch, the forecast is looking better for this afternoon and we now have some sunny intervals coming and going as this page is being updated. The outlook, as discussed over on the weather page, is still a changeable one.

 

Abersoch Sailing Regatta Back On Saturday...

The annual sailing regatta is now back on for tomorrow, after being put back a day earlier in the week due to the forecast.

 

Fine For The Raft Races...

The fine weather of Thursday continued into the early evening, which was great news for the annual raft races. The breeze direction and strength meant that the juniors course was changed. The seniors race, which went from the main beach to the harbour, was won by Abersoch Lifeboat, followed by Pwllheli Lifeboat, with Abersoch Boatyard in third.
www.abersochregatta.co.uk

 

Manana - DJ Tonight...

After the excellent house band playing in Manana on Wednesday night, there is more music this evening with DJ Lionel on the decks.

 

Roundhouse Events At Felin Uchaf...

Sunday 12th August

Beowulf Dragonslayer - Dafydd Davies-Hughes - starts 7.30pm £5/£3 at the door for adults and children over 7 yrs - starts @7.30pm £5/£3 , light refreshments available during the break.

Beowulf great hero of the north journeys to Denmark to rid the kingdom of a terrible curse..
A wild adventure that will take us through golden halls, dark mires, serpent swarming seas to a dragon's treasure hoard

A spellbinding retelling of one of the greatest and oldest epics in the Anglo-Saxon language

 

Wednesday 15th August

Gone Cuckoo - The compelling tale of a bird’s journey, its song, its myths and its decline - Superbly told by Malcolm Green with Joshua Green (musician) ...It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fylingdales and a cuckoo is having a transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles across Europe and over the Sahara Desert to equatorial Africa. For millennia, the cuckoo’s call has inspired songs, stories and poems. Does he bring the spring? Tell our fortunes? Was he the shapeshifter that became a hawk? He certainly fools the reed warblers who feed him as a changeling baby. Now the voice of the cuckoo is fading – where has it gone?

‘Musicianship and environmental performance-art meet history and myth…an engaging & beautifully constructed tour de force’. Dave Pritchard (Chair, UK Arts & Environment Network, and consultant to the Convention on Migratory Species)

‘The performance was precise and compelling … such an exciting, multi-layered adventure.’ Linda France (award-winning poet)

‘Gone Cuckoo was inspiring and moving… it will fill audiences of all ages with wonder and delight.’ Prof. Nick Davies (author of ‘Cuckoo, Cheating by Nature’) www.malcolm-green.co.uk

 

Sunday 19th @ 7.30pm - storyteller Helen East with an evening of Selkie Tales ! - details to follow.

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Fine evening for the raft race.

Abersoch Lifeboat.

Junior race.

 

 

Report Update: 08/08/2018: 4.50pm

Turned Into A Nice One...

Breezy, But Plenty Of Sunshine...

Abersoch avoided the showers which were knocking about the Cardigan Bay area this morning and it soon brightened up too during the second half of the morning, with some prolonged sunny spells this afternoon. Air temperatures are not super warm, up in the high teens C - with a noticeable southwesterly breeze, but sheltered spots have felt toasty again in the strong sunshine. The sunny theme looks set to continue tomorrow, though it does look as though the southwesterly wind will pick up during the afternoon, after a light morning breeze - so there may be a bit of a breeze for the rafters taking part in the annual raft race tomorrow eve.

 

Sandcastle Comp & Crab Catching...

The Abersoch Regatta events are in full swing this week and photos from yesterday evening's crab catching at the harbour and today's sandcastle competitions can be found at the Abersoch Regatta facebook page - click here.



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Ceiriad this morning.

 

 

 

Report Update: 07/08/2018: 3.00pm

Sailing Regatta Put Back A Day...

Bad Forecast For Saturday...

The Abersoch regatta family events starts this evening with the crab catching at the harbour but please note that the sailing events that were scheduled to take place next Saturday, will now be on the Sunday 12th Aug - weather permitting of course. The low pressure bringing the potential gale and rain on Saturday is still causing some issues with the models in terms of predicting its behaviour, so the forecasts could chop and change a bit, however, Saturday does not look good at this stage.

 

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Abersoch Report Update: 06/08/2018: 3.35pm

Changeable Weather Returns...

Still Warm, But Cloudier...

The weather has not reached the heights of yesterday, which saw a classic day of Abersoch beach weather, however, despite it being cloudier and breezier today, it is still feeling warm and one or two sunnier intervals are breaking through the cloud.

 

Busy Saturday For Abersoch Lifeboat...

Abersoch Lifeboat responded to 3 incidents on Saturday - details from their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AbersochRNLI
"The first shortly before 4pm to a RIB with power failure in Bardsey Sound. After being towed to safer waters in Aberdaron by the Bardsey Island Ferry, Abersoch Lifeboat assisted the occupants to shore to Aberdaron Coastguard team.
On the way back to station the lifeboat attended the cliffs by Porth Ceiriad and Wylfa Head following reports of tombstoners, jumping from the cliffs. The crew issued safety advice and proceeded back to station.
Upon returning to station, the crew refuelled and were immediately tasked to a fishing boat experiencing engine difficulties past the islands. The lifeboat towed the boat to the main beach."

 

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Yesterday pm. Pic John Wormald.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 05/08/2018: 4.45pm

Beach Weather...

Warmer Temperatures Today...

The early cloud mostly cleared away quite quickly this morning to leave a lovely and very warm day, with temperatures higher than they have been for over a week. There is a little bit of breeze from the southwest, bringing some refreshing air to the shoreline, however, all the sheltered spots this afternoon have been roasting and temperatures are generally up towards the mid 20's C again.

The beaches are busy, the sun is out - so almost a perfect Sunday here in Abersoch!

 

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A very warm beach afternoon.

 

 

 

Report Update: 04/08/2018: 4.30pm

Fine Saturday...

Sunshine, High Cloudy, Bit Of A Breeze...

There's a bit of patchy high cloud about today but it has been mostly sunny and pleasantly warm, despite a breeze that has picked up from a northerly quarter. Tomorrow still looks as though the breeze could mostly drop out, bringing the potential for the temperatures to soar again, in some stronger sunshine. Don't forget, the annual regatta event start on the 7th, with the crab catching down in the harbour...

 


 

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Sunny & busy sat pm on the beach.

Regatta event timetable.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 03/08/2018: 1.45pm

Rubbish Weather So Far Today (But Warm)...

Cloudy & Drizzly...

The least said about today the better - however it is quite warm!

 

Abersoch SUP Socials...

Abersoch SUP Socials, starting this week, Sunday 5th Aug @ 6pm, meet at Abersoch Golf slip
•bring your own board and equipment • free for all • any level • advice and paddle skill development • more confidence to SUP in a group • meet fellow Abersoch SUP’ers • limited hire available so book early • weather dependent.

Contact www.abersochwatersports.co.uk for details.

 

West Coast Surf - Updated Website...

West Coast have a new website with a range of products from brands such as Rip Curl and Patagonia, along with Spout's daily surf report and forecast. See www.westcoastsurf.co.uk

 

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Abersoch Watersports SUP Social.

West Coast Surf new website.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 02/08/2018: 4.25pm

Cloudy But Warm...

Bright At Times, But Still Breezy...

It was a drizzly and overcast start to the morning here in Abersoch, however, the low cloud has lifted and broken up at times during the day, to allow through some warmer, brighter interludes, but there hae not been any prolonged sunshine (unfortunately). It has felt quite warm and humid this afternoon, despite the cloud and that continuing, noticeable wind from the southwest.

 

Dru Yoga August Beach Classes...

Want to relax, unwind and practice yoga on the beach?
Classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced yoga students.
All you need to bring is a mat, towel or blanket that you are happy to get sand on and water to drink.

August Dates for your Diary:
Sunday, 5th
Sunday, 12th
Thursday, 16th
Sunday, 19th
Sunday, 25th
Thursday, 30th

Meet Up: Abersoch Beach Café at 8.30 am Cost: £5

Classes may change dependent on tides & weather so keep up to date & check out Facebook and Twitter pages or contact Freddie. 07833663717 Simply Yoga and Therapies / @SimplyYoga1 / SimplyYoga@btinternet.com

 

Roundhouse Storytelling...

Roundhouse storytelling continues this eve (2nd) & Sunday 5th August @ 7.30pm at the Felin Uchaf roundhouse - entry £5, refreshments available during the break.

Chwedlau yn y Ty Crwn am 7.30yh Nos Iau 2il & Nos Sul 5ed Awst £5, lluniaeth ar gael yn ystod yr egwyl

 

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Goat admiring a Pen Llyn view this am.

4pm Abersoch inner harbour.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 30/07/2018: 5.15pm

Wet Spell Then Bright & Breezy...

Dodgy Morning Of Weather...

The showers that were forecast for this morning turned into a longer and heavier spell of rain than was anticipated by the models and most forecasts (including our own), so it was really rather disappointing until after lunch, when the sunshine returned. It has been quite breezy this afternoon, but the sunshine is making it feel much more pleasant again.

 

Doggy Found...

Good news on the missing dog hunt - as "Wobbles" has been found safe and well.

 

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The weather improvd this pm.

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 01/08/2018: 4.15pm

Plenty Of Cloud & Breezy...

Atlantic Dominated Weather...

The weather is all a bit uninspiring this week here in Abersoch, with Atlantic conditions which means there is often plenty of cloud and wind, with sunshine at times too, but also the potential for wetter spells. This sort of pattern is set to continue tomorrow before generally quieter weather arrives on Friday, with the weekend still on course for something warmer and more settled.

 

Abersoch Report Update: 30/07/2018: 5.15pm

Wet Spell Then Bright & Breezy...

Dodgy Morning Of Weather...

The showers that were forecast for this morning turned into a longer and heavier spell of rain than was anticipated by the models and most forecasts (including our own), so it was really rather disappointing until after lunch, when the sunshine returned. It has been quite breezy this afternoon, but the sunshine is making it feel much more pleasant again.

 

Doggy Found...

Good news on the missing dog hunt - as "Wobbles" has been found safe and well.

 

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The weather improvd this pm.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 30/07/2018: 9.35am

Missing Dog In Abersoch...

Click on image below for details...

 

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Abersoch Report Update: 29/07/2018: 12.35pm

Wet & Windy Sunday Morning ...

Unsettled Weekend Continues...

Strong winds and rain combined this morning to ensure that this weekend has been one of the poorest of the summer so far. The conditions enhanced the high tie this morning and the strong winds meant that the SCYC dinghy races were cancelled for the second day running.

 

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Wild on the main beach this morning.

Throwback a few days: pic John Wormald.

 

 

 

Report Update: 28/07/2018: 12.15pm

A Return To A Rather More Familiar Weather Pattern ...

Quite A Change Since Thursday...

After those stunning conditions on Thursday, Friday was a cloudy and showery day, which was quite a contrast in such a short space of time. We are now seeing a rather more familiar Atlantic, low pressure dominated weather pattern taking control of the Abersoch weather with strong winds featuring this weekend and there are likely to be some further showers from time to time too. The combination of low pressure and a gale from a southerly quarter, with a fair bit of swell pushing up into Cardigan Bay, may enhance the high tide on the main beach on Sunday morning, which is always worth keeping an eye on. This low pressure dominated pattern does look like continuing into the first half of next week, with some showers but also sunnier periods, with an annoyingly noticeable southwesterly wind. The good news is that there could be a return of the mostly high pressure dominated weather during the latter part of the week, which brings the chance of a return of those scorching beach days, which have been such a regular feature of the late spring and summer period. So mixed news over the coming days, but that return of high pressure is very much a possibility as we head into August.

 

Abersoch Watersports Red Paddleboards Demo Day...

It is rather windy for paddleboarding today (to say the least), however, you can take a look at the range of RED paddleboards that are on display at the Beach Cafe car park in Abersoch.

 

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Abersoch Watersports demo 28th July.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 26/07/2018: 6.10pm

A Stunning Day ...

Hot In Abersoch...

We had been expecting today was going to be the best day of the week and it has certainly turned out that way... and some! The day dawned still and sunny and temperatures have risen into the hot category in Abersoch today, with a bit of a breeze springing up this afternoon to make things feel a little fresher - but these sorts of days are ones that we have become quite familiar with this summer. The weather is set to become quite different over the next few days, with much more changeable conditions, however, there is a chance that high pressure may bring a return of these sorts of days later next week.

 

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Stunning views on the north coast of Pen Llyn today.

Hot main beach this pm.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 25/07/2018: 4.45pm

Warm & Sunny...

A Lovely Day...

Plenty of warm sunshine for us here in Abersoch today, with a bit of breeze for the sailors, but it really is a cracking beach weather day and it is hot in the sheltered spots of the village. Fingers crossed for more of the same tomorrow...

 

Abersoch Regatta Events...

The timetable for the village run, 2018 Abersoch Regatta events has been updated and is available by clicking on the image below. The Abersoch Regatta is an annual series of events run by "the Abersoch village community" each August for local people and of course for all the visitors to the area and is one of the only community run regatta type events in the UK. The events are designed to be fun for families and people of all ages and include the famous raft race, a golf competition, sand castle building, crab catching, surf and paddleboarding comps and the famous sailing regatta day at SCYC, where the first Abersoch regatta was held back in 1881! Each year, the various events in the village raise money for local good causes.

For more info - see www.abersochregatta.co.uk

 

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Regatta timetable.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 24/07/2018: 2.30pm

Plenty of Cloud - But Quite Warm...

Some Sunshine Breaking Through...

We are still being affected by annoying amounts of cloud today here in Abersoch, though the sun is breaking through from time to time, making it rather warm.

 

Row 4 A Cure...

A group of friends are rowing from Arklow in Ireland to Abersoch this week with an expected arrival on the main beach on Thursday. Click on the image below for details.

 

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Abersoch Report Update: 23/07/2018: 4.25pm

Overcast Start To The Week...

Low Cloud Today - Yuck...

It is a warm and humid day today here in Abersoch, however, we have had to contend with low cloud and a few bits and pieces of drizzle being blown along by the noticeable south to south-southwesterly winds. There is still a chance that brighter weather may arrive in time for the early evening, however as this page is being updated, there is little sign of that at the moment.

 

Fabius Returns To Abersoch...

There is a lovely story on the SCYC Abersoch Facebook page of the return to Abersoch of the yacht "Fabius"... "Fabius Returns to Abersoch... On this Saturday 28th July Tom Smith's 1964 RORC Class 3 Ocean Racer “Fabius” will return to Abersoch. The story of the 50 years since she was last anchored off SCYC is a remarkable one. She has undergone a complete restoration after being found in Italy by Tom’s daughter and son in law, Pauline and John Hodges, and on Saturday she is coming home to Abersoch... Read the comprehensive article at the SCYC Abersoch Facebook page.


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Links still scorched.

"Fabius"

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 22/07/2018: 4.50pm

Hot Sunshine Arrives (Eventually!)...

It Took Its Time, But It's Back...

The cloudy conditions persisted all the way through this morning and into the early part of the afternoon, with even a bit of dampness in the low cloud from time to time. Although it was still warm under the cloud, it was all a bit disappointing to see the overcast conditions linger longer than expected, however, some hot sunshine has arrived for the second half of the afternoon - and it really is feeling roasting again! The photos below show the difference about an hour made on the main beach this afternoon.

 

Abersoch Beach Hut...

According to the Daily Post, the beach hut for sale near to the lon golff slipway on the main beach, failed to reach its reserve price of £90k at auction. Last summer, another beach hut reportedly sold for £160K (!), so the failure for this one to sell has been seen as a surprise.


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Early Afternoon.

Second half of the afternoon.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 22/07/2018: 10.20am

Will The Cloud Break Today?

Cloud Coming & Going...

After a bright start to the day here in Abersoch, the cloud has thickened in the last hour, which is all a bit annoying, however, it is still expected to thin and break at times during the day. The cloud is due to a couple of decaying fronts that are not far from the area this morning - as discussed on this morning's forecast page.

 

Bananas In Abersoch - That's Bananas!!!...

Local photographer Martin Turtle has been nurturing this huge banana plant for quite some time and this summer it has got two lots of mini bananas growing on it, probably helped by the warmer than average summer temperatures. The plant is a massive 16ft tall and is a hardy Japanese variety, which helped it survive the severe winter and early spring weather. The bananas on the plant are tiny and not really the edible variety that we see in the shops, however, it is fascinating to see such a plant thrive in the Abersoch climate!


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Bananas!

16ft of banana tree!

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 21/07/2018: 4.10pm

More Cloud Than Expected This Afternoon...

Summer Holidays Get Off To A Cloudy Start...

The school summer holidays begin for many this weekend however, the weather isn't really playing ball today with cloudy conditions and a cool breeze. It's not too bad and in the brighter interludes, some spots are feeling quite warm, however, the cloud has been rather more persistent this afternoon than we were expecting on this morning's forecast. Hopefully, things will improve during tomorrow, when the cloud cover appears to have a better chance of breaking up, allowing through some really warm sunshine.

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 19/07/2018: 4.25pm

Another Abersoch Cracker...

Blue Skies...

We have lost count of the number of beach weather days here in Abersoch since the start of May, with this summer turning into one of the best ever. Blue skies and strong sunshine have characterised this afternoon, with a bit of a sea breeze coming and going, with those sheltered spots baking again in the sunshine. The weather looks a little bit mixed over the coming days, with some showers possible tomorrow, however, the outlook remains one with generally warmer temperatures than average and there is still the potential for some very fine weather from time to time too.

 

Abersoch Watersports Paddleboard Demo Day...

If you do not already know, Phill from Abersoch Watersports has relocated into a lovely new shop in the old Riverside Hotel building, a few yards away from his former location. He is holding a RED paddleboards demo day on the 28th July on Abersoch main beach - deails can be found by clicking on the poster below.

www.abersochwatersports.co.uk


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The doggie free zone this pm.

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Abersoch Watersports demo 28th July.

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 18/07/2018: 12.55pm

Brighter After Morning Showers...

A Bit Of Rain This Morning...

There was cloud again this morning, with a brief shower too, with much brighter weather following on behind. There is a bit of breeze again to start the afternoon, but the sunshine is feeling pleasantly warm, continuing the general trend this summer of warmer than average temperatures.

 

GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week...

The famous Abersoch Dinghy week, hosted by SCYC and sponsored by GJW Direct, commences this weekend with a large number of entrants expected. Although numbers are down in comparison to the late 90's, early 2000's, this event always brings some spectacular scenes when the large fleets of boats come and go from the race areas to the beach. Early indications suggest warm weather along with some breeze, which could make the perfect combination for the sailors who will be racing in perhaps the most picturesque sailing waters in the UK.

 

Fred Sutton Live At Mickey's On 28th July...

Musical entertainment at Mickeys coming soon, with a BBQ starting at 6pm on the 28th July with a bar also. No ticket is required to enter the event, with an entry charge on the door of £2 adults / £1 children which will be donated to Row4ACure, who are rowing from Abersoch to Ireland for Prostate Cancer UK.


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GJW Abersoch Dinghy Week This W/End

Next Mickey's Boatyard Event

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 16/07/2018: 4.45pm

Rain Slow To Clear...

It Brightened Up For A Time...

The rain cleared away this afternoon and we did have a period of brighter weather which John from Totally Abersoch used to get the photo below, which shows just how scorched the grass is looking this summer.


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Abersoch Report Update: 16/07/2018: 2.15pm

Weather Breaks - Rain Today...

More Rain Than Expected...

Morning showers have been slower to clear than was expected and have also produced some heavy bursts of rain, which is a very useful little boost for the parched gardens and scorched grass. At 2pm, it was still raining lightly. The rain today is set to replaced by a return to mostly fine conditions for the rest of the week, which we will be looking at each morning over on the weather forecast page.

 

Totally Abersoch Open Every Day For Rest Of The Summer...

The Totally Abersoch shop and gallery on the Sarn Bach road out of Abersoch is now open every day until September. John and Amanda stock a wide range of gift and homeware plus of course, John's gallery of local photographs.

www.totallyabersoch.co.uk


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Lovely things at Totally Abersoch

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 14/07/2018: 5.40pm

Blue Skies Return This Afternoon...

Yet Another Lovely Day With A Refreshing Breeze...

After some cloud this morning, the clear blue skies have returned to Abersoch this afternoon with yet another great day for the those heading to the beach, though there is a noticeable wind blowing from between the south and southwest which is keeping a lid on the really high temperatures that we would otherwise see if there was no breeze. In those sheltered spots, it is roasting again in the sunshine. The main beach was fairly busy this afternoon, not jam packed - but perhaps busier than would normally be expected in mid-July, which often sees a bit of a lull before the bulk of the school holidays start towards the end of the month. The endless summer continues.
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Blue skies again above the main beach.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 13/07/2018: 4.25pm

A Fine Friday The 13th...

Sunshine Returns This Afternoon...

After the cloudy start to the day, the sun returned this afternoon and again it has felt really quite warm, despite the northerly breeze, with temperatures edging into the low 20's C. Sheltered spots have been roasting again this afternoon in the sunshine. We have also avoided the showers, which other parts of N Wales saw last night and during today and the scene is set for a fine Friday evening and mostly sunny Saturday too. Monday appears to be the day when we could see a bit of rain, otherwise this endless summer continues. Temperatures are not expected to hit the heights of the end of June, but in relative terms in comparison with a normal summer, the mostly warm weather is set to continue.

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 12/07/2018: 6.10pm

Another Great Day...

Warm, Mostly Sunny & A Nice Breeze...

In normal summers, today would probably have been described as an absolutely belting day, with really warm sunny spells, a bit of a nice breeze and a bit of high cloud coming and going. This summer a day like today now passes almoast without comment as we have been spoilt with some incredible days.

 

Showers?...

There are some showers in other parts of North Wales at the moment and the shower risk may increase overnight and into tomorrow, but in many ways it will be really nice to get a decent shower and a decent soaking!

 

Parking Meter Cages!!!...

The parking meters on the layby and side of the road between the Fach caravan park and the Warren are now operational and have now been fitted with metal cages (see photo below). As Abersoch is not normally considered to be an inner city area, the question appears to be a simple one... why?
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Why the metal cages?

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 11/07/2018: 1.30pm

Cloudier Today - But Still Warm...

Ok Weather Today...

After the few blobs of rain last night, it is another warm day here in Abersoch, though there is plenty of cloud, so any sunshine has been of the hazy variety so far.

 

AED Defib Training At SCYC...

A short demonstration on the use of a defibrillator will be held at 10am in the SCYC bar. Non-members are welcome to attend this important and potentially lifesaving demonstration.

 

2 Newly Refurbished Properties Now Available To Book - Peak Season Availability...

2 beautifully refurbished properties have just been added to the Abersoch holiday rental market. 1 Brynmor is a character property with open plan kitchen/dining/living area, large decked area with pavilion housing hot tub, garden kitchen and shower room with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 9. Brynmor Bach is 2 bedrooms and is a light and airy, open plan garden flat with summerhouse and courtyards. See details in the late availability section where you can book these properties online via AirBnb.

See: www.abersoch.co.uk/late_availability.php


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2 lovely Abersoch properties online

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 10/07/2018: 10.10pm

A Few Spots Of Rain This Evening...

It Feels A Bit Weird Seeing Some Rain...

We have seen cloudier skies at times today, with some lovely sunshine too, but this evening the cloud has thickened and we have see the first spots of rain in quite some time! More on this tomorrow...

 


 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 09/07/2018: 5.25pm

Lovely Day With A Fresher Feel...

Windy With Blue Skies...

Temperatures are in the low 20's C today here in Abersoch, much lower than yesterday, but it is still feeling pleasantly warm in the strong sunshine despite a fresh wind from a northerly quarter. Sheltered spots are toasty once again, but that breeze is bringing a refreshing change.

 

Abersoch Quality Homes Open Office Showroom In Abersoch...

AQH have opened an office on the high street in Abersoch, next to the butchers, where they will be displaying their range of holiday homes to rent and properties for sale.

Open 6 Days a week, all year round! www.abersochqh.co.uk


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Another blue sky day.

AQH new office on the high street.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 08/07/2018: 4.40pm

Hot Sunday...

Temperatures Soaring Again Today...

Breezes have stayed light or very light today, with a bit more of a breeze from a northerly quarter kicking in now as this page is being updated, however, the lack of breeze and strong sunshine has meant that temperatures have soared again this afternoon - up in to the high 20's C!!!

Busy and hot on the main beach, with lovely sea temperatures for swimming.

 


 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 08/07/2018: 10.20am

Sunday Starts Very Warm - Again...

Sunshine Returned For Saturday Afternoon...

Yesterday saw an unusual phenomenon for this summer - a cloudy morning, however, the blue skies returned for the afternoon and temperatures soared again into the mid-high 20's C. This morning has started off really warm and windless, with temperatures already flying up, though these may be tempered today by the arrival of a sea breeze. this afternoon.

 

Exceptional Run Of High Temperatures...

The weather forecast page mentioned this morning that some summers see temperatures struggle to get above 20C on the peninsula, and this triggered some digging around in the archives of the site and personal records on the horror story that was the summer of 2007 and in particular July 2007. That month saw rain on between 5 and 6 days out of 7 on the peninsula and flooding caused the cancellation of the Wakestock music festival. There was about 3 times the average amount of rain in Abersoch and not surprisingly, temperatures were often very subdued. It all goes to show the incredible variety of weather we see here on Pen Llyn and as we have discussed previously, we believe that we have already witnessed unprecendented warmth here on Pen Llyn during that run of 30C+ days at the end of June.

Another fine week lies ahead!

 

Next update: Later today.


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Photo this am: www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 06/07/2018: 16.35pm

Variations On The Same Theme...

Again Not As Hot Today - But Still Really Very Good...

It is that case of variations on the same dry, fine and warm theme today, with some patchy cloud drifting about on the moderate southwesterly breeze, which is providing some relief from the seemingly relentless heat. The breeze is a little stronger than expected today, possibly enhanced by a sea breeze effect. Sheltered spots are roasting again and the weekend is still expected to see a return of the hotter temperatures (if the local breeze behaves).

 

How Long Will This Spell Last?...

Can this weather last into the main period of school holidays?

This is a question we'll be keeping an eye on in the extended outlook section of our forecast page. At the moment, it looks a 50/50 call with perhaps a shift during today in some of the signals for the second half of the month, for the arrival of a spell of changeable weather - however - the unknowns are whether these signals are correct and also if they are, whether any changeable spell is temporary or not. In the meantime, we probably have at least another week of this mostly dry, mostly very warm and mostly sunny weather, with hot days possible again too and when any change in the charts is shown to be over a week away, then they are of course by no means certain.


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Main beach early this pm.

Not bad!!!

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 05/07/2018: 12.40pm

Bit More Cloud & Breeze...

Not As Hot Today...

Yesterday was another sweltering day here in Abersoch, with some pleasantly cooler air arriving during the evening, which continued this morning, when there was also some cloud for a time. Things have now brightened up again and it is feeling warm in the sunshine, though the breeze is helping to keep it fresher than on recent days - which does make a very pleasant change. Temperatures are expected to crank up again from tomorrow, with the weekend looking potentially hot!!!

 

Glasfryn Welsh Open Wakeboard Competition This Weekend...

The Glasfryn Welsh Open Wakeboard Competition is on this weekend with Saturday a practice day and Sunday seeing the comp. There is a £3k of prize pot up for grabs! Details at www.glasfryn.co.uk/events.html

 

Jobs At Kin & Co

Kin & Co are looking for friendly, enthusiastic summer staff.

The positions we have available are for a part time KP and full and part time front of house staff.

We will be open all day and evening so split shifts are also available.

If interested please email: charlotte@kinandco.uk

 

Next update: Later on today or Fri.

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Glasfryn Wakepark (Wed) - 9 yr old ripper!

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 03/07/2018: 4.20pm

Wind Drops / Temperature Soars...

Hot Again...

With the wind forecast to be from more of a northeast or east-northeasterly direction today, there was always going to be a reasonable chance that it would drop out after the high tide this lunchtime - and that is exactly what has happened - resulting in another sweltering afternoon. This morning, after the very early weather forecast update, a trip up Snowdon was made, where there was a strong and refreshing wind blowing at the top. There had been quite a strong wind in Abersoch at 5.30am this morning and it was still breezy in Criccieth when we came back through at midday, however, by then the breeze in Abersoch was already light and has dropped out almost completely now - dueto that Abersoch easterly effect that is a regularly observed and often features on our weather forecast page. The heat goes on and there remains no sign of a breakdown in our extended outlook. Temperatures may ease a little over the next couple of days (depending on the local breezes and cloud amounts) - however - the heat is expected to re-intensify again at the weekend... incredible!

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Finger stone at top of Pyg track.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 02/07/2018: 5.10pm

Wind Has Picked Up Again...

But Still Really Warm...

Skies have remained clear this afternoon, however, the wind has kicked in again today, from a northerly quarter and again there is more of it than was envisaged this morning. The breeze is making the temperatures alot more bearable for those working in the heat and also for those who's bodies have been cooking on the beaches! Driving around the area this morning and it is becoming really noticeable how dry it is, with the grass losing its green colour.

 

Next update: Tues..

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Above Porth Neigwl at lunchtime.

 

 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 02/07/2018: 11.45am

Another Hot One So Far Today...

Scorchio Conditions Return...

After the brief lull in the heatwave yesterday afternoon, it is back again this morning with clear skies and red hot temperatures, with not very much breeze at all. It is looking good for this afternoon.

 

French Family Looking For Help With The Kids...

"We are a French family with 2 kids (4 & 9) coming to Abersoch this summer from July 14 to July 20.

We are looking for an occasional nanny that week to look after the kids sometimes and to make them practise English.

Ideally someone who could speak a bit of French."

If you can help - pls contact us at info@abersoch.co.uk and we'll pass it on.



 

 

Abersoch Report Update: 01/07/2018: 4.35pm

Noticeable Wind This Afternoon - Less Hot...

Some Differences Today...

There is more breeze and more high cloud today, so although temperatures are again very warm, they are not as high as previous days, though in the shelter, there is a slightly more humid feel than previous days. The breeze is providing a bit of a welcome relief! It is interesting that some of the shorter range models have corrected during the day, to show this noticeable northerly, which was only really being shown by the GFS based forecasts this morning. It just goes to show how relatively small changes in wind direction (and how they are modelled) can have big impacts on the ground, as if this breeze had been more to the east, which some models were showing this morning, then it would probably not have materialised. Pen Llyn's location results in an incredible diversity of weather conditions, which is what makes it one of the best places to live in terms of weather. It is sunnier than the mainland, but also much windier and sometimes wetter (apart from N Wales' mountains) - and in the last 6 months there have been gales, the worst blizzard in western Pen Llyn since 1982, an ice storm, a storm surge and now a genuine incredible heat wave, which has seen perhaps an unprecendented spell of high temperatures.

 

Next update: Monday.

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Ceiriad tranquil late this morning.

 


 

 

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