Forecast For Abersoch Issued: Thursday 18th December, 2014 at 8.50am By Chas

Headline Summary: Very Windy With Showery Rain.

General Situation: Abersoch is sandwiched between 2 fronts at the moment, in a rather mild and very windy and moist southwesterly airstream. A cold front will move south across the area this evening / tonight, introducing chillier and clearer air for a couple of days, before the southwesterly wind and cloud returns on Sunday and Monday. There are still hints of something colder for Christmas - but how cold, remains to be seen.

Today: Strong to gale force southwesterly winds for Abersoch today with plenty of cloud and showery outbreaks of rain, meaning there should be drier periods too. Mild. Wet this evening.

Tonight: Clearer and a bit less windy overnight with a low-ish shower risk. Chillier.

Friday: Strong westerly winds on Friday with plenty of bright but dry conditions during the day. Some decent spells of sunshine are expected, though there may be a background risk of one or two showers.

Saturday: Strong westerly winds on Saturday with a mixture of cloudy and sunny spells and the chance of a shower or two, though it should be dry for most of the time.

Outlook: Southwesterly gales for Monday and Tuesday with some periods of rain mixed in too and temperatures becoming milder. Winds veering to the west or northwest over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with some colder air bringing the chance of wintry showers to the hills and mountains of Snowdonia. Perhaps a trend to colder conditions on subsequent days.

Extended Outlook: There still appears to be a signal of something wintry arriving to parts of the UK just after Christmas - details still very uncertain but there could a taste of winter on the way for a time.

For more info on the outlook from the professionals, the Met Office extended 6 to 30 day outlooks are generally very useful and are updated daily between 11.30 am and 1.30pm. They can can be found on this link here.











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Met Office Website: www.metoffice.com


BBC Weather: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/


Wund Guru For Abersoch (Uses GFS Global): www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=47846


UK Wind Map / XC Weather (Uses GFS Model) : www.xcweather.co.uk


Magic Seaweed (Uses GFS Model): www.magicseaweed.com


Meteociel: Links to the Global Weather Models: www.meteociel.com


Netweather: Forecasts, links and busy online community: www.netweather.tv


Weatheronline: Useful forecasting resource: www.weatheronline.co.uk