Forecast For Abersoch Issued: Wednesday 24th August, 2016 at 6.40am By Chas


Headline Summary
Fine Weather Today (Note: No forecast on Thurs 25th - should be back on Fri)

General Situation: There is some fine weather in the forecast this morning for today and again on Friday (and perhaps on Thursday afternoon), however, the outlook is looking like being a rather changeable one with the potential for a spell of rain on Saturday, however, there are some mixed messages from the models this morning regarding this, so it not yet a done deal...

Today: Fine today in Abersoch with some patchy cloud and the chance of plenty of sunshine, hazy at times, lasting through the day and into the evening. Feeling a touch fresher than yesterday, with a light to moderate north-northwesterly breeze.

Tonight: Cloud increasing overnight with showers possible.

Thursday: Cloudy conditions are expected in the morning with the chance of showers affecting the area. For the afternoon, there is some uncertainty regarding the timing, however, it may become generally brighter and drier with perhaps a fine end to the day. Breezes light and variable in direction.

Friday: Fine weather with the chance of plenty of sunshine for Friday with winds light to moderate and from the southwest. Sheltered spots doing best for warmth, however, it should generally feel very pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook: Saturday may see fronts associated with low pressure moving up across the country meaning that some sort of showery spell looks like affecting the area at some stage, with easterly winds for a time (strength also uncertain at this stage). There is a chance of some heavy downpours affecting the area for a time, however, due to the potentially localised nature of these, it is impossible for any detail at this stage and there is still a chance that the area may avoid the worst of the rain - but it is vertainly one to keep an eye on.

Sunday may still have the low pressure in charge, however, its position could mean some decent weather at times, with a background risk of showers and perhaps a brisk wind - though note that this day's forecast could change for the better or the worse, depending on where the low pressure and its associated bands of showers, ends up. A ridge may build in during Monday so potentially a decent day, especially for the afternoon.

Extended Outlook: The trend for the period from Tuesday 30th August 2016 to Saturday 3rd September 2016 can be summed up with one word this morning ... changeable.

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. 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).












Useful Weather Forecasting Links:


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