Wonderful Welsh Weather

One of the many things that I love about Wales, is its variable weather. Yes it does rain frequently but it’s also so changeable; which means it’s rarely boring and sometimes quite dramatic.

Take the last few days for example …

A couple of days ago my photography took me to the coast and we decided to mix business with pleasure by making a family day of it.


The weather was glorious, clear blue skies, strong hot sunshine and a comfortably warm sea as well. Conditions on Aberdaron beach were fabulous.


Jane & Tamsin enjoyed a swim in the sea and a bit of rock pooling whilst I worked on some photography.


The flowers at the base of the sandy cliffs were also enjoying the sun.

I was well aware that a frontal system was approaching from across the Irish Sea. Indeed part of my plan included a desire to catch some interesting clouds over the coastal landscape or failing that, a colourful sunset.

So after a bite to eat we left Aberdaron and drove across to Porth Oer. As expected the north western skies built up and produced a pleasing display.


An added bonus for our journey home was a clear inland sky with a glorious full moon.


So where’s the contrast in this weather? Well that front I mentioned; it has brought us several days of stormy weather with over 3 inches of rain falling in a 24 hour period. This is what Tal-y-llyn looked like at the end of those 24 hours:


With boats a bobbing, water bursting out of its banks and clouds ready to release another deluge.

And now, thankfully, we’re expecting a few finer days again.


You can see more Welsh Landscapes in my galleries over on Nature’s Universe.

1 Comment

  • Antonino Carnevali

    January 9, 2012 at 5:24 am Reply

    You certainly have a natural sense of beauty, your images are so nice to look at. I’m sure you have to work hard at producing the images, but the essence of their beauty is that they look spontaneous and natural, as if they just happened and you were there to capture them. Thank you again for sharing them.

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