Met Office office issues rain warning as country thaws
Snow and ice is set to be replaced by wind and rain as milder air returns to Wales.
From Saturday to Monday the weather is forecast to turn milder, with wet and windy conditions expected through the weekend and into next week.
A yellow weather warning for strong winds has been issued for the whole of Wales from Sunday evening.
A second yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for most of Wales with heavy downpours likely to lead to disruption on Sunday evening and Monday.
The heaviest rain is expected on Sunday – with 30mm to 50mm falling widely and the potential for peaks of 80mm to 100mm over hills, the forecaster said.
Milder conditions will also result in the thaw of lying snow.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: “Conditions will stay cold on Friday but a change in weather type is on the way, bringing milder air for the UK during the course of the weekend.
“This change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.
“The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday.
“While detail is still being worked out, we expect windy weather for many and some heavy rain in the west and so we’ve issued warnings for Sunday for wind and rain.
“Watch out for updates to these warnings on Friday and Saturday as the forecast develops.”
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