Forecast For Abersoch Issued: Sunday 25th January, 2015 at 8.30am By Chas

Headline Summary: Trend To Cloudier & Damper Conditions Today.

General Situation: As is often the case, the outlook for Abersoch for the coming week is very changeable, with the second half of the week seeing a cold blast of northwesterly then perhaps northerly winds. Snow may be an issue on the higher ground in North Wales at times and some flakes to see level are possible too!

Today: A warm front and associated "warm" sector is introducing more in the way of cloud to Abersoch today, so after some brightness amongst the clouds this morning, the trend is for a generally damper scenario this afternoon with an increasing chance of showery drizzle, blown along by a moderate to fresh south-southwesterly wind that may gust to strong at times. Some persistent and heavier rain is expected to arrive at some stage of the evening. Generally fairly mild temperatures.

Tonight: Rain for a time followed by clearer and colder conditions, so may be fairly clear by dawn.

Monday: Bright and breezy seems to be the best description of the weather for tomorrow with a brisk northwesterly wind and a mixture of sunny and cloudy periods, with perhaps some decent spells of sunshine and there is a good chance of it staying dry. Feeling quite chilly in the wind.

Tuesday: Stronger west-southwesterly winds return on Tuesday bringing some cloud and rain at some stage, with perhaps the afternoon/evening periods seeing the wettest of the weather. Feeling rather chilly in the wind.

Outlook: Strong to gale force westerly winds for Wednesday bringing a potential mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers. The showers could have a wintry flavour in them by the end of the day. Strong, possibly gale force and bitterly cold feeling northwesterly winds for Thursday and Friday with wintry showers possible at any stage. Snow accumulations are likely on the higher areas of North Wales and a temporary covering to sea level cannot be ruled out. Some uncertainty for Saturday and Sunday regarding how cold it will be - but there is the potential for further wintry conditions.

Extended Outlook: The trend for the period from Monday 2nd Jan to Tuesday 3rd Feb is for winds to continue to come from a cold northerly quarter, so further wintry conditions are possible with sharp frosts overnight.

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


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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