Forecast For Abersoch Issued: Tuesday 31st March, 2015 at 7.55am By Chas

Headline Summary: Gales Today...

General Situation: Winds have been gusting in excess of 50mph in the area this morning and the gale to severe gale is expected to last through today. The good news is that a mostly settled weekend is still a very reasonable possibility - no heatwave, but plenty of dry, les windy and very useable weather and the mostly fine conditions could last well into next week...

Today: West-northwesterly gale to severe gale force winds through today and this evening with gusts between 50mph and 60mph possible. Plenty of dry and bright weather is expected with the chance of one or two blustery and heavy showers blowing through. Feeling cold in the wind.

Tonight: Winds easing a touch but still gusting to gale force and further showers are a possibility.

Wednesday: Winds from a westerly quarter are still expected to gust to gale force through the day and evening. Chance of some early dry and perhaps bright weather but the trend is for increasing cloud amounts and drizzle and rain arriving for the afternoon and evening.

Thursday: Less windy on Thursday but there looks like there may be plenty of cloud at times and the chance of some outbreaks of rain at some stage, though the timing of this is rather uncertain. Winds increasing on Thursday evening and night.

Outlook: Some uncertainty for Good Friday, perhaps rather windy from a northwesterly direction with mostly dry and bright conditions, though a showery spell is a possibility. More on this tomorrow. Generally dry from Saturday to Monday with winds becoming light and there looks like being a mix of sunny and cloudy spells with the chance of some decent spells of sunshine developing at times. If this is the case, then combined with lighter winds, the weather should feel pleasant at times.

Extended Outlook: The trend for the period from Tuesday 7th April to Thursday 9th April is for mostly dry and fine weather with mild daytime temperatures and fairly light winds. Some very promising charts this morning with high pressure dominating the UK weather.

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.


For the latest live conditions - check the Abersoch automated weather station in the village (sheltered location).











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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