Brecon Beacons Forecast

Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A zone of low cloud and patchy rain extends across S & SW Scotland, plus western-most hills in England & Wales. Elsewhere largely dry, cloud breaks to higher tops, particularly N Scotland. Windy on Scottish mountains; gale force in N & NW Highlands. Some terrain frozen.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Dry overall, most hills clear. Breezy some tops.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 15 to 20, locally 25mph in west.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Small risk of a little drizzle on western-most hills. Most likely dry all day eastern Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches of cloud mainly confined to western hills, above 600-700m, perhaps lower near coast. However, toward and east from Brecon, most or all summits should remain largely clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% west; 70% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, mainly southeast Wales. Generally very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2 or 3C; little change of temperature with height inland.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th January 2017

Southerly winds will be gale or severe gale force on most hills and mountains for the rest this week, although it will remain largely dry as fronts are held at bay to the west of Britain. A little rain or drizzle and low cloud will drift onto western hills from time to time, but many tops should be often clear. A change to a more pronounced south-westerly regime is expected by the end of the month, although there is uncertainty about how quickly this evolves around the weekend - many areas may remain largely dry until into next week. Often near or below freezing on higher areas - terrain at least partly frozen. Next week, periods of freeze and thaw are likely.

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