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UK News The Met Office forecast for Wales as temperatures plummet to -3C

21:24  29 march  2020
21:24  29 march  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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The sunshine has been a welcome addition over the past few days, but Wales is set to get colder as temperatures drop to -3C.

According to the Met Office, while Sunday remained mostly sunny and breezy - it will begin to turn cloudier tonight and rain will develop in parts of North Wales.

Rural parts of Wales will see temperatures begin to drop to below freezing point and there's a chance a touch of frost could develop.

There is also a risk of hail and snow along eastern coasts and inland, although these will become more confined to high ground in the north later in the day.

a close up of a map: Temperatures in parts of mid-Wales will drop to below freezing tonight © Met Office Temperatures in parts of mid-Wales will drop to below freezing tonight

Tom Morgan, a Met Office advisor, said: "It has been warmer over the past few days but looking into next week, it's going to get slightly chilly.

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"I think tonight we will notice a difference. It will be much colder in some parts of mid-Wales around Powys and possibly in Brecon as well.

"Anywhere that's more rural will see temperatures of -3C or -2C. We will see more frost in the mornings and the flowers that have opened up already could perish.

"It won't be anything drastic, though. In bigger cities like Cardiff and Swansea, tonight will be around 0C or 1C."

Looking ahead to Monday, scattered showers will develop during the afternoon across most parts of Wales while Tuesday seems set to be dry and cloudy.

Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri said: "As we head into the start of next week the weather will continue to stay dry and settled with variable amounts of cloud and sunshine, but temperatures will stay cold for the time of year.

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"This cold, bright weather is due mainly to a high-pressure system that is developing to the west of the UK, which will bring cold air down from the north".

Here's the full Met Office weather forecast for Wales:

Sunday evening and night

It will stay mostly dry and cloudy but breezy overnight. The odd spot of rain may develop across northern Wales towards dawn.

Cold in the wind with a touch of frost in rural spots. Minimum temperature of -1 °C.

Monday

Monday will be mostly dry and bright but breezy to start. However, scattered showers will develop during the afternoon.

Feeling chilly in the breeze. Maximum temperature of 10 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

Tuesday should be dry but cloudy whilst Wednesday and Thursday will see a few showers at times. Staying breezy.

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