Forecast For Abersoch Issued:
Sunday 26th February, 2017 at 7.50am By Chas


Headline Summary
Gales, Severe At Times.

General Situation: The very unsettled period of weather continues in Abersoch today with Atlantic low pressure again bringing some very strong winds and spells of rain and the low pressure dominated conditions look like lasting for a few days at least, with also some colder temperatures for the start of the coming week, which could bring a wintry flavour to the showers...

Today: Generally plenty of cloud and a strong to gale force southwesterly wind to start the morning and perhaps a brighter period before winds increase and cloud thickens with some rain or drizzle arriving and lasting from about late morning to mid-afternoon, followed in turn by a brighter end to the day, with perhaps a shower or two to follow. The wind is expected to become severe gale force at times today, with gusts perhaps reaching 70mph during the day. Clear spells and winds easing down this evening, but still gusting to strong.

Tonight: Clear spells, breezy with perhaps a shower blowing through, then more in the way of showers towards dawn on Monday.

Monday: A cold day with a mixture of bright or sunny spells and cloud coming and going bringing the chance of heavy showers, which could contain a wintry mix of hail and sleet and perhaps snow to the highest ground. Winds feeling very cold and fresh to strong from the southwest. More of the same through the evening and night.

Tuesday: Another chilly day with strong winds from the west or northwest, gale force at times, and bringing a mix of sunny spells, cloud and the chance of showers, which could by heavy and again have a bit of a wintry flavour.

Outlook: The period from Wednersday to Friday looks like being a very changeable one, with some unsettled periods and a real mixed bag of weather, which should also mean some periods of better weather within each day.

Extended Outlook: The outlook this morning for the period from Saturday 4th March to Wednesday 8th March is for very changeable weather to continue, with a mixed bag of weather conditions and tempertures varying either side of the seasonal average.



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