Brecon Beacons Forecast

Includes all higher summits in the southern half of Wales, including highest point in Preseli Hills.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 19th November 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Most of Britain cold, with most terrain frozen. Winds fairly light wind and hazy sunshine. However, blustery western mountains, particularly near Irish Sea, and risk of a little light rain coastal hills, most likely Wales. Less cold in Wales, where low cloud, mostly east and south Wales.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Chance of a little rain; extensive low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 25 to 30mph, but 35mph west Wales.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede walking across higher areas with marked wind chill. Walking may be arduous where exposed west Wales.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Risk of a little rain, most likely only west Wales

Low risk of a few spots of light rain, although possibly light rain on and off west Wales.

Cloud on the hills?


Low confidence: Uncertainty as to the extent of persistent cloud much of region above about 500m, perhaps much lower south of Brecon and also Black Mountains. However, the base may be nearer 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Little or no sunshine. Mostly very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 20th November 2019

A slow change to less cold and increasingly wet weather as low pressure slowly envelops Britain from the south. However, 'winter conditions' will survive across the Scottish Highlands until into, or on higher summits, perhaps through the weekend. Next week, cycles of freeze and thaw likely Scottish Highlands, whilst elsewhere, only occasionally higher tops below freezing point.

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