Brecon Beacons Forecast

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

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 16th February 2019
Forecast last updated on Friday 15th February 2019 at 2:53pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Drizzly rain across the W/NW Highlands in the morning will fizzle out, and cloud bases will tend to lift. Best breaks toward the Cairngorms. For England & Wales, low cloud mostly focused around Irish Sea coasts, but extensive in south Wales. Blustery winds, gales widely into evening.

Headline for Brecon Beacons

Low cloud covering many hills all day. Windy, particularly west.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 25 to 35mph, at times 40mph western hills, strongest into afternoon. Widely gale force on hills into the evening and night.

Effect of wind on you?

Blustery on higher areas much of the day, with local very gusty conditions around passes and cols.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated drizzle

Isolated patches of fine drizzle mostly hills west & south of Brecon, may be locally persistent by later afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive many hills all day

Fog likely to be extensive across hills above about 400-600m, bases lifting a little through the day. Highest breaks toward eastern mid-Wales, locally substantial clearances.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, up to 40% mid-Wales.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Little sun, mostly overcast skies, and rather dull. Hazy at best.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C. Where exposed to strongest wind, feeling closer to -4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 17th February 2019

South to southwesterly winds continue through the weekend into next week, eventually becoming southeasterly. For 36-48 hours Monday-Tuesday, freezing levels will drop to 900m or briefly lower, with showers of snow or hail on the mountains, focused western Scotland. By midweek, temperatures will lift again, as high pressure rebuilds to the east of Britain. Dry conditions likely to prevail for several days. A thaw will resume, leaving very little snow in general on the mountains. Some low cloud, with inversion conditions some days. Often windy, gale force at times, and locally very gusty.

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