Christmas Day 2013 in Rhossili saw bitter cold weather with outbursts of torrential rain, gale force winds, and occasional dry spells and shafts of pale yellow sunlight through the fast-moving clouds. The beach looked spectacular as the tide ebbed. White sea foam creamed the waves and scudded across the shore. Cloud bursts made a shimmering halo of rain bouncing on the top of Worms Head. Vast expanses of wet sand reflecting the lowering skies, together with tumescent black clouds, framed dark views of Worms Head and Burry Holms.