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Heaviest rainfall recorded in Capel Curig

The Met Office recorded 106mm of rain in Capel Curig. Credit: Gareth Fuller / PA Archive / PA Images

Following a weekend of wind and rain, Capel Curig in the Conwy County Borough, recorded the highest rainfall in the UK.

The Met Office recorded 106mm of rain fell over 48 hours in the village which lies in the heart of Snowdonia.

The amber warning issued for parts of North Wales has now been lifted.

But there is a yellow alert of rain for Wales in Conwy, Denbighshire & Gwynedd from Monday 16th until Wednesday 18th November.

Want to know what the weather is up to? Ruth Wignall has your latest forecast

Body of man found on Snowdonia peak believed to have died 'days earlier'

A man whose body was found yesterday on a 3,000ft Snowdonia peak is believed to have fell and died two days earlier.

The man's body was found yesterday by two men who had been looking at rock climbs on Heather Terrace on Tryfan.

The body of the man, found by walkers on Tryfan, was carried down the peak by member of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team.

He's believed to be a pensioner from south west England who fell 100ft down the North Gully on Friday after getting lost.

A rescuer said his body wasn't found until Sunday due to poor weather conditions.


Boy falls 100ft off Snowdonia mountain summit

A general view looking towards the summit of Mount Snowdon Credit: PA

A seven-year-old boy plunged 100ft after his family became lost on one of the summits of Snowdon.

The young family was on 3,494ft Crib y Ddysgl yesterday when they ended up on broken and steep ground and the boy lost his footing.

Llanberis mountain rescue team called in a coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon and a paramedic was dropped to the casualty. The helicopter then flew four rescue team members to assist the paramedic and recover the rest of the family.

After initial treatment the boy was flown directly to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor where he was in a stable condition, a Llanberis team spokesman said.

Snowdonia pylons could be removed under new plans

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Snowdonia is one of four protected landscapes which are to be transformed by removing the electricity pylons and overhead lines that scar the view, under plans unveiled by National Grid.

Funding of £500 million will go to reducing the visual impact of stretches of high-voltage transmission lines in the national park and three other areas of England by replacing them with underground cables.

But the Brecon Beacons National Park was not prioritised for a share of the cash.

Reducing the visual impact of pylons and power lines in our most precious landscapes is highly desirable, but it is also very expensive and technically complex so we have had to make some difficult decisions.

Although four schemes have been prioritised, none of the locations on our original short list have been dropped and they will remain under consideration for future work to reduce the impact of National Grid's transmission lines under the vision impact provision project.

– Chris Baines, Environmentalist

Seven of 'the world’s all-time best places to visit' in Wales

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According to the Lonely Planet Guide Wales has seven of the world's best places to visit.

It has compiled an 'Ultimate Travelist' of 500 places it believes the every traveller must experience.

The places chosen in Wales are:

  • Snowdonia (181)
  • Portmeirion (207)
  • St Davids Cathedral (294)
  • Caernarfon Castle (315)
  • Brecon Beacons (365)
  • Tintern Abbey (373)
  • St Fagans National History Museum (431)

Top of the list are the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia.

Surf Snowdonia: "Wales's biggest bath"

Our North Wales reporter Rob Shelley has been watching Surf Snowdonia's indoor lagoon fill up with water today.

Two pipes are filling up Wales's largest bath Credit: ITV Wales

The giant lake will cover the equivalent of eight football pitches and will give surfers a place to hit the waves that isn't dependent on tides.

He writes:

Stretched out over what used to be the old Dolgarrog Aluminium plant, right now two giant pipes are filling their version of Wales' biggest bath: it'll take 15 hours before the concrete disappears to be replaced by a still blue surface - which when you add the massive engine and bits of jiggery and pokery that are commercially sensitive, will make the only indoor surfing facility of its kind in the world

– Rob Shelley, North Wales Reporter
An indoor surfing lagoon equivalent to eight football pitches Credit: ITV Wales

It's filling up (literally) now: it all opens on August the first, so there's no point in turning up with a surfboard and an optimistic look till then. But the man masterminding it all - former Army Colonel Steve Davies, compares it to a parachute begin your descent and then you realise that the earth is rushing up towards you - three weeks is quite a deadline, but they're bang on schedule.

And between this, Zipworld, Bounce Below and the possibility of some of Wales' most challenging climbs, it could be possible to exhaust a lifetime's worth of adrenaline in just one week in Wales....

– Rob Shelley


Woman dies in Snowdonia

A 70-year-old woman has died on the 3,000ft Tryfan in Snowdonia

Rescuers were alerted when her partner arrived at a car park in the Ogwen Valley, yesterday, in a confused state with superficial injuries.

Members of Ogwen mountain rescue team went on the mountain and discovered the woman lying on a footpath to the east of the Milestone Buttress, having fallen more than 30ft. A dozen team members helped to recover the body last night.

The woman had been with an eight-strong family party from the Midlands and South of England, their ages ranging from late 30s to mid 70s, who had walked up Tryfan, arriving at the foot of the North Tower about lunchtime. One of the senior couple was not confident about climbing the Tower, so the party split, four continuing to the summit and the couple retracting their steps down the north ridge and following the line of a footpath.

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