This one's from Aberdyfi looking across the
estuary at light hail-shafts dropping from the
base of an altocumulus bank. It's pixelated a bit
because I scanned the slide at too low a
resolution - whoops!
Going north I set up at my favourite vantage
point between Rhoslefain and Llwyngwiril. Out
over the bay shower-clouds were massing although
it seemed likely that these would largely remain
A line of heavy showers stretched from Bardsey
southwards. Here are two of the anvils with a
bank of lower cumulus in the foreground. To the N
an outrider was making its way down the coast...
The outrider was quite a strong squall but
shortlived. It stirred up the sea markedly as it
arrived in a fusillade of hailstones.....
After it had passed it was obvious that the
"best" weather was still way out to
sea, although developments over Snowdonia could
now be seen. Light was fading, though, and it
would only be in the last half-hour of visibility
that anything heavy would make it south to
Mid-Wales. I headed back, thinking of a foray
into the mountains, stopping at Tywyn to capture
this cumulonimbus out to sea...
...and again in zoom-in mode....
...and to the N where a small Cb anvil was
becoming distorted. The upper part is being
pulled one way and the topmost bit the opposite
way - indicating upper-level winds of varying
The setting sun at Aberdyfi gave a grand burst of
...and so on into the hills, where the weather
seen previously over Snowdonia had duly arrived.
Curtains of snow swept across the landscape and
to the north the hills gave a faint white glow in
the last of the light. Winter had arrived at
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