Brecon Beacons Forecast

Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 18th January 2018
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 2:20pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A deep low will clear quickly eastwards in the morning - early storm force winds in England & Wales will ease. Then another day of cold westerly winds bringing snow or hail showers frequently to western mountains. Isolated thunder. Driest and brightest in eastern Scotland.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Upland gales. Snow and hail showers, becoming frequent.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly; overnight risk of 90mph, but the stormy winds easing before dawn. During daylight, starting around 50mph, easing only slowly toward 35mph into afternoon; gusty during showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking often difficult on higher areas. Sudden considerable buffeting near precipitation, even on lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers, becoming more frequent

Snow and hail showers spreading from the west, becoming increasingly frequent and heavy. Mostly rain lowest slopes. Very wet underfoot following heavy overnight rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing higher areas

Cloud base changing quickly. Shafts of cloud on lower slopes near showers, and may often cap higher tops, but occasional breaks.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun; most frequently easternmost mountains. Persistently very hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C Feeling like -15C or below where exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

700m

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th January 2018

Cold westerly winds will bring further clusters of snow or hail showers into western regions for the rest of the week. Fewer showers by Saturday as winds ease and pressure builds. However, a front which moves in from the south-west later Saturday into Sunday brings a risk of persistent snow in some areas, which may transition widely to rain as temperatures lift. A chance that across much of the Scottish Highlands, it remains as snow much of Sunday. Into next week, expect periods of rain or snow and possible gales, with cycles of freeze and thaw, although the Scottish Munros rarely above freezing point.

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