Snow returns to Wales



Wales is facing weather disruptions once again, as parts of the country has seen the return of snow after a short lived break.

It had been reported that two inches of snow has fallen in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham overnight.

Heavy snow showers have also fallen in parts of heads of the Valleys, Powys and Monmouthshire

After being back in school for less than a week more than 30 schools in Powys, parts of south Wales Valleys and north Wales have been closed.

Sub-zero temperatures were also reported overnight in parts of Powys and Denbighshire.

A band of sleet and snow was moving up from south Wales after midnight but should give way to heavy rain after midday.

Flood warnings have been issued in some area with warnings that the combined thawing of the recent snow fall and the further rain predictions may cause localised flooding,

But the weather will clear on Saturday, with warmer temperatures.

The Met Office had warned of between 8 and 12cm (3-5in) in some areas, with snow heaviest in

BBC Wales weather forecaster Derek Brockway said: “We’re watching a deep area of low pressure currently out over the Atlantic but the worst of the snow should be over by midday.

“It will then be followed by heavy rain washing away any snow but the showers, coupled with the recent thaw, could lead to localised flooding.

Heavy rain showers are expected to spread across the country throughout the afternoon with more expected at midnight on Friday.

However, Saturday presents a different picture, with much drier and brighter conditions and warmer temperatures.”

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