Brecon Beacons Forecast

Also includes all higher summits in southern half of Wales.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 24th May 2018
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 2:23pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Little wind, almost unbroken sunshine and warm. Extensively dry N England, but areas of high level cloud and blustery. Low cloud mainly Pennines will clear. Showery rain Wales with risk thunder. Cloud will sometimes shroud the summits.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Blustery. Extensive cloud; bursts of showery rain. Chance thunder.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly generally 20 to 25, but locally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede ease of walking where exposed, gusty in places.

How Wet?

Bursts of rain, briefly heavy. Isolated lightning.

Bursts of rain, in some places constant over an hour or two, probably focused on mid-Wales, but very hit and miss. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing

Confidence low: Fog will frequently shroud hills east Wales, sometimes below 300m morning, but most cloud above 500m afternoon. In west Wales, summits more often fog free, although in and after rain could reform extensively for a couple of hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun only. Often good visibility, but general haze. Visibility will drop further in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

12C, although nearer 9C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th May 2018

Little change in the present pattern is likely over the coming week - little or no rain and frequently sunny with light wind across Scotland. Further south also some fine warm weather but interludes of cloudy, sometime thundery weather are likely. Although signals are weak, there may not be much change into early June. Much terrain will be very dry ('tinder dry') underfoot, particularly in Scotland. However, on some higher routes there remain significant patches of snow.

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