Wild warm wet windy that’s just the weather, snow on the way?
Its been a slightly rough few days when it comes to the weather on Deeside, torrential downpours, strong winds, weather warnings, flood warnings (Chester) and weirdly high temperatures for the time of year have all been a feature over the past few days.
The weekend saw temperatures at times ‘soar’ to 17C thats around 7C above average for the time of year.
Marquees at the Wales Rally service park on Deeside industrial estate were damaged on Saturday night into Sunday morning as gusts of wind reached over 60mph.
As a result of the damage race organisers kept the park closed to the public on the Sunday morning until it was made safe at around 11am.
Organisers thanked the army of volunteers and marshals who “performed miracles” to keep everybody safe during the hugely popular event.
A 40ft tree in the grounds of ASDA Queensferry was felled by strong winds which happened sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning, the tree missed the main sign by inches landing parallel to the pavement and Chester Road East just yards from a bus shelter.
Weather warnings are still in place for parts of north Wales as another ‘pulse’ of rain sweeps across the region, the warmish weather will continue through to Thursday before a flow of cold air comes in from the north.
Forecasters (some) suggest we could see snow by Saturday evening as temperatures on Deeside are set to plummet to near freezing, with an 86% chance of snow however, that is likely to change during the course of the week (at a hunch) at the very least the cold ‘snap’ will signal the first sign of gritters on the roads this Autumn.