0 Post a comment Saturday, 15 December 2018 - Local People by Tim Chapman - GEM Reporter @twitter.com/TimGlamorganGEM [email protected] Wales bowed out of the Over-50s World Cup after a defeat in the plate semi-final against South Africa. The tournament was staged in Sydney, Australia in late November/early December and the squad contained Paul Murphy (54) who used to play for Barry Athletic Cricket Club and now plays for Usk. Paul had sponsored the Wales v England clash in memory of his late father John, who won the Welsh Cup with Barry Athletic Cricket Club in 1985. The game was called off due to bad weather and declared a draw with the points shared.Eight teams took part in what was the first Over-50s World Cup – Wales, England, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Pakistan. Wales had finished the group stage in sixth position after a good win against Canada. They had also kicked off their tournament with a memorable win … [Read more...] about Wales’ over-50 cricketers bow out of World Cup
Freezing rain is forecast to hit Wales this weekend as temperatures plunge. Three severe weather warnings are currently in place for Wales this weekend from the Met Office. A severe warning for snow and ice covers much of Wales, beginning at 9am on Saturday and ending at 9am on Sunday. A severe weather warning for rain and wind covers south Wales and is in place until 6pm on Saturday. Parts of north and west Wales are covered by a severe weather warning for wind, which is in place from 4pm on Saturday to 2am on Sunday. You can follow our live updates and the latest travel disruption here. For the warning for snow and ice, the Met Office warns of periods of freezing rain leading to some dangerous travelling conditions. But what exactly is freezing rain, and what issues will it cause? Here, we explain. What is freezing rain? Freezing rain can create large, hazardous icy stretches as rain droplets supercool and freeze instantly upon hitting the ground. Freezing rain is formed from … [Read more...] about What is freezing rain and is it forecast for Wales this weekend
Snow, wind and heavy rain is set to batter parts of Wales today, the Met Office have said. Severe weather warnings are in place across the country, with warnings of possible travel delays and power cuts. Between 9am Saturday and 9am Sunday there will be periods of freezing rain, snow and ice over mid and north Wales. A separate weather warning is also in place for south Wales until 6am Sunday for heavy rain and strong winds. You can follow our live updates here: 09:45 This is the full weather warning Between 9am Saturday and 9am Sunday the Met Office have predicted: Periods of freezing rain, with snow in Scotland later, leading to some dangerous travelling conditions. This could lead to: Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel Some rural communities could become cut off Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected A chance of injuries from slips and … [Read more...] about Snow, heavy rain and strong winds to hit Wales
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This Evening and Tonight: Quickly turning cold for a time in eastern Wales with a frost developing. Otherwise, becoming cloudier and windier with sporadic outbreaks of rain arriving for most through the night. Minimum temperature -1 °C. Saturday: Rain soon turning heavy and persistent with gales, especially around coasts and hills. Sleet, snow and freezing rain possible for a time in the east giving a risk of ice. Maximum temperature 7 °C. Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Less cold on Sunday with sunshine and showers, especially later. Risk of ice early on Monday, otherwise mainly dry. Turning windy on Tuesday with rain, perhaps becoming persistent. … [Read more...] about Wales Weather: A wintry weekend ahead!