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Trick or Heat! Wales enjoys warmest Halloween on record

Wales enjoys its warmest October 31 on record last night, with the mercury rising to 22.2C (71.96C) in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, and remaining in the high teens for many other areas.

Wales saw the warmest Halloween on record. Credit: PA

The temperatures are significantly higher than the 12C-13C (53.6F-55.4F) maximum UK average for the month of October.

Maximum day temperatures for Halloween in previous years are 20.8C (69.4F) in 2015, 23.6C (74.5C) in 2014, 15C (59F) in 2013 and 13.8C (56.8F) in 2012.

However, the weather is set to return to normal later this week with the appearance of some wintry showers.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog from today for parts of Wales.

This could mean visibility is reduced to between 50 and 100 metres in some areas.

There will be a big change from the very mild weather that we've had over the last few days to much cooler but much more typical weather for the time of year. It's really just coming back down to what you'd expect for the end of October, start of November.

– Tom Crocker, Met Office forecaster


Man dies after car drives over cliff edge

A 42-year-old man has died after the car he was in drove over a cliff.

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Police were called to the incident in Mwnt, Cardigan just before 8pm on Friday, after reports a car had left a field and landed at the bottom of the cliff.

The man, from North Wales, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

Deer antlers found on beach 'are Bronze Age'

Deer antlers found on a beach at Borth in Ceredigion last month have been confirmed as Bronze Age - meaning the animal lived around 3,000 years-ago.

The antlers were found at Borth. Credit: UWTSD

The red deer antlers were spotted on the beach at Borth by visitors and reported the Royal Commission in Aberystwyth who in turn alerted Dr Martin Bates from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David who’s been doing research work in Borth for many years.

The deer is now known to have lived and died somewhere between 1200 and 1000 BC - the middle part of the Bronze Age.

“This is a far more exciting date than we were expecting,” said Dr Bates of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.


Two arrested after 24-year-old man seriously assaulted

Dyfed Powys police is asking for anyone with information to come forward Credit: ITV News

Two people have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Ceredigion.

Crews were called to Penrhiw at around half past ten on Friday.

The man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman in connection with the incident. Both remain in custody.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to come forward.

Dolphins return to Cardigan Bay for summer

Marine charity Sea Watch Foundation says sightings of bottlenose dolphins in Ceredigion will increase 'week on week', as they return to the shelter of the area to protect their young.

Male and female bottlenose dolphins can live for more than 25 years Credit: Sea Watch Foundation

Cardigan Bay is famous for hosting one of Europe's largest semi-resident populations of bottlenose dolphins, one of the area's most important economic assets.

This winter also saw a more unusual visitor, in the shape of the short-beaked common dolphin. This type of species is usually seen in deeper waters such as in nearby Pembrokeshire.

Since it was first recorded, the charity has continued to receive reports from other local observers.

The common dolphin has been spotted in New Quay harbour numerous times Credit: Sea Watch Foundation/Ken Pilkinton

What will the common dolphin do when the bottlenose dolphins return, people ask me. The truth is we can't be sure! We would love to see this elegant and unusual New Quay resident spend its life in the bay, but there are high expectations that its larger cousins will not tolerate its presence. We'll have to wait and see.

– Kathy James, Sightings Officer, Sea Watch Foundation

Sea Watch Foundation monitors whales, dolphins and porpoises all over the UK.

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