Wales due more snow, sleet and rain for Easter
Published: 1st Apr 2010 07:25:42
Snow, heavy rain and cold temperatures are set to continue over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Sunshine and April showers have been predicted for much of the weekend, but with further wind and rain on Monday.
BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway said there will be a "chilly start" to April, with more sleet and snow ahead.
The unseasonal weather has caused flooding and dangerous driving conditions in parts of Wales, while ferries were cancelled.
The promenade and nearby road at Colwyn Bay is closed due to flooding and high waves. Water is coming over the promenade and onto the carriageway.
The A542 Horseshoe Pass is just passable due to snow, having been closed on Wednesday.
Wales has experienced a "significant wind chill", with the highest temperature, at St. Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, reaching 5C (41F) compared to an average of 10C (50F) for this time of year.
Mr Brockway said although temperatures are set to rise, more showers and longer spells of rain, sleet and snow are on the way.
"Most of the snow will be on higher ground, the hills and mountains above about 600 ft," he said.
"On Good Friday, more rain will be followed by brighter skies and heavy showers.
"Over the rest of the Easter weekend, sunshine and April showers sums it up.
"It will also be breezy at times and feeling chilly with top temperatures between 7C (45F) and 10ºC (50F).
"The weather will improve on Sunday but more wind and rain is expected on bank holiday Monday."
Strong winds and high tides have caused flooding in seaside locations on the north Wales coast, including Llanddulas and Llanfairfechan.
Drivers across Wales were warned of hazardous conditions and some schools have closed due to snow.
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