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Red Admiral 'thrives' despite wet summer

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The charity Butterfly Conservation says it has been a record Summer for Red Admirals.

The Big Butterfly Count reveals that despite soggy weather conditions causing problems for other species The Red Admiral was the most abundant butterfly recorded and saw its numbers rise by 78% compared to 2016, with more than 4,000 seen during the Count’s three-week recording period.

But wet July and August weather meant that 2017 was not a vintage summer with several of Wales’ common butterfly species experiencing declines.

Wales Weather: Dry and Bright tomorrow

Rain clearing tonight. Dry and bright tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight: There will be more heavy bursts of rain this evening but the rain will clear away to the east overnight. Mist and fog will form widely over the hills as well as valleys and towns in the far west. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Monday: Western Wales will have a dry and bright Monday with sunny spells. It will stay cloudier in the east, perhaps with patches of rain to places close to the border. Maximum temperature 18 deg C (64 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Tuesday will be mainly dry and bright. Wednesday will also be dry until heavy rain arrives in the west by early afternoon, soon spreading across Wales, but clearing for Thursday.


RNLI rescue attempt for 75ft yacht off Moelfre

Two RNLI crews were sent to the yacht in trouble off Moelfre Credit: PA

Lifeboat crews from Moelfre and Baeumaris were dispatched after calls a 75ft yacht had gotten into trouble near Moelfre.

A spokesperson for the RNLI in Wales said the yacht appeared to have become stuck on a disused slipway.

The Yacht had begun to take on water, crews are attempting to get the vessel back to safety in Beaumaris.

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