Snow falls in Wales just days after hottest temp of the year so far

What a difference a day makes.

After an Easter holiday weekend, on which many of us sunbathed in the glorious sunshine, there was a complete U-turn on Monday, of course from a meteorological point of view.

In just 24 hours, much of Wales switched from sunscreen and flip flops to coats and woolen hats as temperatures plummeted overnight.

And in some places even snow came in, and both Central and North Wales were hit by white thunderstorms.

Flintshire, Wrexham and Powys all had a cloud of dust, mostly on the hills – a stark contrast from the previous days when people flocked to both the Wales coast and tourist attractions like Pen y Fan to enjoy the early summer.

It was certainly a long way from last Tuesday (March 30th) when mercury reached its highest level so far this year – the Met Office recorded a reading of 21.6 ° C in Bute Park, Cardiff and in Gogerddan, Dyfed.

It fared a little better farther south, however, as the sun reappeared, although a cold wind and cool lows of 6 ° C made shorts and t-shirts not particularly well received.

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And arctic conditions are likely to continue, if only for a few days. The forecast for Tuesday predicts that the winter showers will hang around – and will even spread further by noon.

Again, temperatures are unlikely to exceed 7C while both frost and rain are expected for most of the country on Wednesday, although Thursday promises to be dry.

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